Originally Posted by Konceptz
IE10 uses a completely custom version of flash thats embedded into the browser. You actually have to download a windows update to update the flash player in IE10.
i remember doing the same in IE 8, but after that more Updates Came About so it dont matter too much honestly, id force it if possible as a test but alas always use system restore to create a backup if it fails.
MS isnt responsible to keep flash updated, Adobe IS