Delete Silverlight

Delete Silverlight

Silverlight is a web browser plug-in from Microsoft that works with various web browsers on multiple platforms. According to the Microsoft Silverlight website, it is easy to install and allows developers to provide users with a better web surfing experience. Silverlight provides a smoother video streaming experience, the ability to zoom into web pages and an interactive way to view 3D graphics. For people who do not find Silverlight useful, Microsoft provides a guide for deleting the software.

Instructions

Windows XP

1. Choose “Settings,” then “Control Panel” from the Windows Start menu.

2. Open “Add or Remove Programs” by double-clicking the icon.

3. Select Microsoft Silverlight from the list of installed programs. Earlier development versions of Silverlight might have different names. These include “WPF/E” (codename) Community Technology Preview (Dec 2006) or “WPF/E” (codename) Community Technology Preview (Feb 2007). Select all these programs from the list by clicking on them and clicking the “Change/Remove” button. Confirm the removal of each program when prompted.

4. Quit the Add or Remove Programs utility and restart the system.

Windows Vista / 7

5. Choose “Control Panel,” “Programs” and “Uninstall a Program” from the Windows Start menu.

6. Select Microsoft Silverlight from the list of installed programs. Earlier development versions of Silverlight might have different names. These include “WPF/E” (codename) Community Technology Preview (Dec 2006) or “WPF/E” (codename) Community Technology Preview (Feb 2007). Select all these programs from the list by clicking on them and clicking “Uninstall/Change Program” in the menu bar at the top of the utility window. Confirm the removal of each program when prompted.

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7. Quit the Uninstall a Program utility and restart the system.