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How Do I Install Microsoft Silverlight?

I am running OS X (10.10.5 Yosemite) on a mid 2011, 27″ iMac, and having all software updates current, running Safari as my browser. When I try and watch Netflix trailers, a dialog box comes up saying that Microsoft Silverlight is not installed. I go to the site, download MS Silverlight and click to install. The installation fails! I have done this at least 5 times (.5dmg). Every time it fails, I go to my uninstaller, uninstall the download (version), re-start and try again. Same result.
The Silverlight app also applies to some of the video’s I try and watch on
Any ideas?
Harley Mumma

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Install Microsoft Silverlight?”

    7 years ago

    Perhaps the most recent version of Silverlight requires El Capitan? Or, maybe your iMac is too old and it needs a new processor or video card? I'd look at the Microsoft support site for Silverlight to see if they mention anything.

    7 years ago

    We have the same issue and the workaround is using Firefox . Install Silverlight inside it and remember to change the extension setting to Always Activate.

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