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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Silverlight


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    • #1941980 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve had an update to Silverlight held in limbo for about two months now .  I’m wondering what it is for.  I don’t seem to have a “silverlight” installed on my win 10 [/pro 1809] system — it isn’t in programs I can uninstall and doesn’t seem to be a “windows feature” I can turn on or off.

      Can I/should I continue to just ignore this update?  Or should I install it, even though I have no idea *what* on my system it’ll be updating?   Is Silverlight something I have [but it is hidden away] or something I ought to have?

    • #1941983 Reply

      Da Boss

      You can continue to ignore it if you do not need it. It is a browser extension like Flash.

    • #1942370 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Hide it. There exist something like 14 or 15 Silverlight updates (they are differentiable by KB number). Just continue hiding any that show up; eventually they’ll all be hidden and you won’t have any more offered.

    • #1942558 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      It is only for watching Netflix’s videos and some other videos with Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) for Windows 7 (one does not need Silverlight to see videos with IE 11 for Windows 8.1, or with FireFox, Waterfox, Chrome, and some other browsers, regardless of the Windows version that one has) .

      If you do not use Internet Explorer 11 for watching videos, but use instead some of those other browsers I mentioned, you may safely ignore those Silverlight updates.

      Unless you want to watch videos from some service that still require Silverlight and IE 11 for watching… None of the ones I watch (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube) have that requirement. I’ll be surprised if any streaming service still does, but what do I know?

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