When I closed AVR Studio 4.18 just now, Windows 7/64 informed me that "This program requires flash.ocx, which is no longer included in this version of Windows"
I note the older discussion about AVR Studio not starting/not working correctly if there was a problem with Adobe Flash, but that hasn't happened to me this time.
I have no particular desire to install Flash on my PC. Is it an important part of AVR Studio? What is it used for?