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    Microsoft have released Silverlight 3

    There are quite a few new features since version 2, for details see What's new in Silverlight 3

    http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/get-s...ll/default.aspx

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    If you already have Silverlight 2 installed, will this update to version 3 be offered via Automatic Updates? OR do you have to download and install it manually?
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='784026' date='10-Jul-2009 14:22']If you already have Silverlight 2 installed, will this update to version 3 be offered via Automatic Updates? OR do you have to download and install it manually?[/quote]
    Jeff,
    I have Auto Updates disabled and I DL and installed Silverlight 3 over the old version. At the end of the install, it offered to turn ON Auto Updates but I unchecked the option box and it completed the install and said SL3 installed OK.
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    Currently, it's not even offered through Microsoft Update as an optional update, but that might change in the future...

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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='784026' date='10-Jul-2009 13:22']If you already have Silverlight 2 installed, will this update to version 3 be offered via Automatic Updates? OR do you have to download and install it manually?[/quote]

    If you visit a website that requires Silverlight 3 the update should be offered. Eventually, Microsoft will release Silverlight 3 to Windows/Microsoft Update. It is just as easy to click on the "get started" link that Tony posted. The download is less than 5 MB.

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    [quote name='viking33' post='784030' date='10-Jul-2009 14:44']Jeff,
    I have Auto Updates disabled and I DL and installed Silverlight 3 over the old version. At the end of the install, it offered to turn ON Auto Updates but I unchecked the option box and it completed the install and said SL3 installed OK.[/quote]
    Added info to the post.
    Silverlight completed OK but it did NOT overwrite the old version 2. It simply created a new folder under the main Silverlight folder. Similar to a Java update where it just adds another version.
    I deleted the old version 2 folder and it's contents. Seems fine.
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    Thanks Bob for sharing your experience. From what happened to you I decided to first uninstall Silverlight 2 and then installed Silverlight 3. The problem I have with all these Silverlight sites is that I'm on a satellite connection and it can't buffer the content fast enough and thus all that I have visited so far are either choppy or blurred.... too bad.
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='784102' date='10-Jul-2009 20:01']Thanks Bob for sharing your experience. From what happened to you I decided to first uninstall Silverlight 2 and then installed Silverlight 3. The problem I have with all these Silverlight sites is that I'm on a satellite connection and it can't buffer the content fast enough and thus all that I have visited so far are either choppy or blurred.... too bad.[/quote]

    You might try asking a question at Forums : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site. There may be some configration setting you could try.

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