Change Update Settings for Adobe Flash Player in Windows

When you install a fresh copy of Adobe Flash Player, it gives you options to choose automatic updates, update notifications or disabling the update altogether. If you accidentally choose the incorrect settings for update, then there is not pretty much you can do as the installer has already closed down. But Adobe Flash Player settings can also be accessed from Windows Control Panel and from there you can change the update settings for the Flash Player easily. So if you want to modify the update settings for Flash Player, then you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Windows Control Panel from by pressing Win+X and selecting Control Panel in Windows 8 and later. You can open the Control Panel from the Start Menu in Windows 7 or earlier.
  2. In the Control Panel, type Flash in the search box and then click on Flash Player (32-bit) when it is displayed in the search results.Change Flash Player Update Settings
  3. In the Flash Player Settings Manager, switch to the Advanced tab and then click on the Change Update Settings button. This requires you to give administrator privileges.Change Flash Player Update Settings
  4. The Flash Player Settings Manager shall reopen with administrator privileges. Switch again to the Advanced tab and then choose one of the options for the update settings – Allow updates, Notify me or Never check for updates.Change Flash Player Update Settings
  5. You can close the Flash Player Settings Manager. That’s it, you have changed the Adobe Flash Player update preferences.

Conclusion: If you have selected the wrong update preference, during the Flash Player installation then you can modify the update settings from the Windows Control Panel easily. You do not have to run the setup installer again just for changing the update settings.