Frequently Asked Questions


  • 1. What is Silverlight?
  • 2. What are minimum system requirements?
  • 3. Which Operating Systems Silverlight supports?
  • 4. How do I install Silverlight Plug-in?
  • 5. How do I uninstall Silverlight Plug-in?
  • 6. What is Silverlight crash?
  • 7. How do I prevent Silverlight crash?
  • 8. What does application crashes meant?


What is Silverlight?

Silverlight is a plug-in for displaying multimedia content over the internet. It is just like Adobe Flash player and considered as competitor of Flash player. Silverlight plug-in is powered by .NET framework compatible with all browsers.

What are minimum system requirements?

Minimum system requirements for Silverlight plug-in are:

For Windows:

X86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz)
or
higher processor with 512-MB of RAM

For Mac (Intel based):

Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM

Which Operating Systems Silverlight supports?

The Operating Systems Silverlight supports are Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Macintosh OS 10.5.7 + (Intel based).

How do I install Silverlight Plug-in?

Installing Silverlight Plug-in is simple. Follow the steps given here under:

  • • Open this web address: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
  • • Press Click to Install button
  • • Internet Explorer (IE) allow you to install Silverlight directly
  • • For other browsers you need to download Silverlight and then install it through its .exe file


How do I uninstall Silverlight Plug-in?

You can easily uninstall/remove Silverlight Plug-in from your system. Follow the steps given below to uninstall:

  • • Go to Start click Control Panel
  • • Under Programs click Uninstall a program
  • • Select Microsoft Silverlight
  • • Press Uninstall button
  • • Restart browser when uninstall wizard ends
  • • You are done


What is Silverlight crash?

Silverlight crash is the instance when Silverlight Plug-in stops working. The Silverlight crash occurs because of corrupt installation or because of corrupt application files.

How do I prevent Silverlight crash?

The web site Silverlightcrash.com provides you tips and tweaks to prevent Silverlight crash. You are free to view and follow the information/instruction given in this web site.

What does application crashes meant?

Application crashes occur when an application stops working. Generally the symptoms are application stops responding or it might be closed automatically. The same happens with Silverlight crash, however, it depends on the circumstances and the error message appears on screen.

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