There was a time when Adobe Flash was the king of the internet, and Microsoft wanted a piece of the pie. In a bid to make a breakthrough, the company came up with a tool known as Silverlight,.

  1. Microsoft Silverlight is a free web-browser plug-in that enables interactive media experiences, rich business applications and immersive mobile apps.
  2. We use Microsoft Silverlight company-wide. The product is necessary for our UPS shipping portal. With multiple locations and 200+ remote users, UPS is critical to getting company equipment to where it needs to go and we couldn't print our labels or use the portal without Microsoft Silverlight.


When working with Microsoft Silverlight you may encounter the following scenarios:

  • Install Microsoft Silverlight

  • Upgrade to another version of Microsoft Silverlight

  • Uninstall Microsoft Silverlight

  • Microsoft Silverlight does not work as expected

Attempts to restart the computer and try to upgrade, install or uninstall Microsoft Silverlight again end in the same results.


This issue can occur if an existing installation or uninstall has become corrupt.


To automatically uninstall Microsoft Silverlight, click the button in the 'Fix it for me' section. If you would rather verify and update these keys yourself, go to the 'Let me fix it myself' section.

Microsoft Silverlight Plug In

Fix it for me

Note This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not currently using the computer that is experiencing this problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it later on the computer in question.
When the Fix it solution has completed, click the link below to install the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight:

Let me fix it myself

To resolve this issue yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and type Notepad in the Search box

  2. Double-click on Notepad from the list of results above

  3. Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.

  4. Click File and Save As and type CleanSilverlight.cmd

  5. In the Save astype box, click All Files (*.*)

  6. In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save

  7. On the File menu, click Exit

  8. Right-click the CleanSilverlight.cmd file on your desktop and click Run as administrator

  9. When the uninstall completes, right-click the CleanSilverlight.cmd file on your desktop and click Run as administrator a second time

  10. Once the uninstall has completed, click the link below to install the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight

  11. Delete the CleanSilverlight.cmd file from your desktop.

More Information

Microsoft Community
Have other questions? To obtain free support, check out our Microsoft Community. There, you can search for answers or ask other users specific questions. Click the following link to visit the Microsoft Community Forums:
Questions specific to Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight is a must-have browser plug-in developed to improve functionality of web sites such as Netflix. It is powered by the .NET Framework, bringing some of its functionality to online services.

Microsoft silverlight download windows 10

The application is compatible with several browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. It can be necessary to Silverlight installed to run some streaming services as it enables DRM content to be played.

Microsoft Silverlight features IIS Smooth Streaming, technology which helps high definition streaming playback on virtually any type of devices. The PivotViewer feature allows users to view and manipulate large amounts of data.

Other features of Microsoft Silverlight include Pixel Shader which improves and enhances graphics with blurs, dropshadows and other effects, 3D Graphics support and a number of other skinning and styling for display of high quality graphics.

All in all, Microsoft Silverlight is an excellent framework for web services and definitely a requirement to have in order to enjoy a variety of online services.

Features and highlights

  • IIS Smooth Streaming
  • PivotViwer
  • SketchFlow
  • Media Format Extensibility
  • Perspective 3D graphics
  • Skinning and styling options available
  • Smooth media player

Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.50918.0 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

Microsoft Silverlight Plugin For Mac

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from media players without restrictions. Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.50918.0 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

How To Install Silverlight On Windows 10

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