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    Can't update Silverlight

    For some time now, I have not been able to update Silverlight through the Windows Update page. It always can't find the msi file. I have tried to reload Silverlight from scratch and get the same problem.

    I have two concerns. The first is that I am vulnerable without the update. The second is that I may need it to install Windows 20 when the time comes.

    Has anyone had this problem and, if so, how did you solve it? Any other ideas?

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    Try uninstalling Silverlight from Control Panel, Programs then download and install from http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

    Silverlight can't be used in the Windows 10 Edge browser, and it's not required for many sites now anyway.

    If it's still a problem, tell us which version of Windows and IE, and the exact error message.

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    I have Windows version 7 Professional and Internet Explorer version 11.0.21.

    I tried uninstalling Siverlight as directed and it wants the same information to uninstall it as it wants to install the update.

    I opened my files so that I can see system files and searched for silverlight.msi. It was in the directory 086a14f910a45cbae6 but when I pointed to that, it still gave me an error message except that this one said that it as not a valid installation package.

    My impulse is to delete the entire directory, but I am afraid that I will lose something that I need.

    Thanks, Bob

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    See what this Fixit can do for you and then use the other link to reinstall.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rpomeroy/arc...tallation.aspx

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