I am trying to use an application on Windows 10 that requires the use of Internet Explorer and the most recent version of Adobe Flash. At this time I have Flash version 18.104.22.1682 installed, and I see that 22.214.171.1246 is the most recent version available. When I go to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html and click on "Check Now" it says that Adobe Flash is up to date already (which I know to be false). I try to bypass this by downloading the update anyway, but when I run the installer it stops and says that Adobe Flash is already up to date. It appears that I cannot uninstall Adobe Flash from Windows 10 for some reason, so that doesn't seem to be an option. The application that I am using works on another system with the same OS etc and has 126.96.36.1996 installed, so that's why I think the Flash version is relevant. Why can't I update Adobe Flash Player from 188.8.131.522 to 184.108.40.2066?
As of Windows 8, Microsoft embeds Flash Player in IE, and Edge in Windows 10. All updates come from Microsoft via Windows Update. Adobe does not provide an installer file for Flash Player for IE/Edge on Windows 8 and above. Run Windows Update and look for Security Update for Flash Player for Windows 10 (KB3135782). Download and install the update.