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Removing Silverlight

by Sch29 / November 22, 2011 4:24 AM PST

How do I remove a corrupt Silverlight installation? Ver. 4

Thanks for info.

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Add/Remove Programs?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 22, 2011 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: Removing Silverlight

Did you try Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs?

I would first see if Silverlight is included as an Add-on in your browsers, and if so, disable those first.

Any reason why you want to remove it?

Mark

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Tried Reinstalling the Newest Version?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2011 5:43 AM PST
In reply to: Removing Silverlight

Here's a direct download link to the downloadable installer of the latest version. Click on the blue "Silverlight 4 Runtime" link in the middle of the page ("Silverlight Top Downloads), save it to your desktop, then run it. If you've got an older version installed, then new one should install over the top.:

http://www.silverlight.net/downloads

If that doesn't work and you can't uninstall per the suggestion by Mark, then try downloading and running the Revo Uninstaller from the link below.. It should make Silverlight go away. Use the free version.

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Removing and reinstalling silverlight.
by silverfree / August 24, 2012 12:21 AM PDT

Thank you so much for suggesting Revo. A lengthy but very successful clearing out of silverlight. Was then able to successfully install silverlight 4, although took some time to work round firefox and figure out how to run the download with the browser closed... derr.

Cheers.

Lorna

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revouninstaller
by Invii / November 30, 2012 5:13 PM PST

The `revouninstaller` is great, thank you for the tip!!!

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