This has probably been answered a million times, but I can't find it anywhere so a little help would be appreciated.
The Silverlight plugin says it is installed in both IE8 and Chrome5 but it doesn't work on any page. The Silverlight portions do nothing and the "Check online for solution/close program" box pops up... it can't find a solution as usual and then IE8 closes the tab and Chrome5 puts up the plugin crash bar and switches to the dead plugin image where the Silverlight is supposed to be (unless there is a replacement, like on the Silverlight site it says "Loading Silverlight Experience" instead of the dead plugin image)
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and no luck. I'm on Win7 64bit. Any help would be much appreciated.
If you have been able to install and reinstall it sucessfully my guess is one of the internet explorers settings is causing the crash. Try on the advanced tab of the internet options pressing the reset button. Once you restart the browser hopefully it will work properly
Thanks for the idea, but resetting IE didn't work. The plugin still crashed.
I also tried it in fresh installs of Firefox and Opera just for kicks and they both said Silverlight installed successfully, but both said the plugin crashed when trying to view a page using Silverlight, just like IE and Chrome.
Also tried it out on my Mac Book Pro and it works fine on the mac side in Safari and Chrome and also works fine on the Win XP side in IE8 and Chrome
1. I've been installing, and uninstalling Silverlight ever since I upgraded to windows 7 several months ago. It seems my computer works fine without silverlight, however the msft update insists I need "Silverlight" When it is installed on my computer, I can not use the Internet Explorer!
I've been trying to find out the fix for this, but so far have not found it.
It seems many people on these forums also have similar problems, has anyone found out how to fix it???
2. I noticed from the beginning that supposedly "Silverlight" does not work on "64 bit"
Then why does Msft update keep insisting on installing it on my computer??
I'm using the 32bit version of IE, in the 64bit version it says it's not supported on the check page whereas it says it is installed correctly on the 32bit... and every other browser (also 32bit) and seeing as it works on my laptop with the exact same browsers (versions and settings) I'm thinking Silverlight just doesn't like my desktop with Win7 64bit
I am having the same issue. I downloaded Silverlight to play Netflix and no matter what browser or version I use, the Silverlight plugin crashes.
I am running Windows 7 64bit and have tried both 32 and 64 bit versions of IE8, Chrome and Firefox. It has never worked since I got it and have updated video drivers, Silverlight to most recent version and most recent version of browsers.
I'm having the same issue. I am running Win 7 64-bit with the latest version of Chrome (I don't know whether Chrome is 64 or 32). I've been using Netflix via Silverlight plug-in successfully for well over two months now, yet suddenly the plug-in is crashing every time I try without fail. I ran chkdsk on my system, and it actually fixed some bad clusters relating to Silverlight. But all that did was make it load 33% of my video before crashing the plug-in, whereas before it would crash upon loading the page.
Also, I was able to run Netflix via Silverlight successfully with an older, 32-bit Vista Laptop.
I am at a loss!
I'm having the same problem too! I use win7 64 bit, and I have the latest version of chrome and firefox, and the IE9 beta. starting today I have been unable to view any videos or use pandora. when I try to use netflix (on chrome) it loads and buffers, but before it starts playing the browser crashes and I get the notification that the silverlight plugin has crashed. I have been having trouble with you tube and pandora as well, however, on these sites I get a notification that a shockwave flash plugin has crashed. To me it seems like the problem must be connected since both of these problems started today. I am worried that I can't use these sites, and frustrated! Please help!
I was having trouble with Fidelity's ActiveTraderPro.com web site, which requires Silverlight (on a Dell Studio XPS quad core running Win7). We traced the problem down to the 64-bit version of IE8 (32-bit IE8 and Firefox work fine).
Question: why can't M$ make it's own browser work with it's OWN sw? And, is this related to why M$ stock price hasn't moved one iota in 10 years?
I have noticed that the silverlight plugin worked great in my hotmail - whether I used Firefox or IE - it started crashing when
Hotmail updated their site a month ago. It was that exact time that I've experienced failures almost every time I have to reply to an email or want to attach photos or .pdf's. My OS is Windows 7 32 bit. It's frustrating and I don't have time for it.
What's going on?
Silverlight USED to work for me on Hotmail but no longer. I use IE 8 and all my "updates" are in order and current.
I have nothing has changed since Silverlight failed and when it worked. I have run programs to check for registry errors and see if that helps (advanced system care program). It does not fix the problem
It was handy when it worked but now it is a pain now that it does not. The automatic option of uploading pictures to my album does not function now and viewing pictures sent as a scrolling gallery also has vanished. I'm considering dropping hotmail and using something else instead if i can't fix this problem. That TOO is a pain, but a change to a mailer that works is temporary and dealing with a mailer that doesn't is a pain.
I have the same problem. Did all the things like deinstalling. resetting the browser to standard. Reinstalling etc. So far it still doesnt work for the 64 bits version but after doing all these things (and closing down my comp and starting it up after 10 seconds; someone told me that this is better than just restarting my comp) it suddenly works for my 32 bits version of IE. Hope this helps anybody.
I think the crashing really isn't a crash, but a timeout issue. The browsers (multiple browswers, multiple machines) all have silverlight crash the first time loading the page, but if I refresh it works fine, that is untill I start a new session (completely close browser and open at a later date). Its not a windows issue or a browser issue, it has to be a silverlight bug. Of course the programmers are probably too proud to admit it.
I am using win xp sp 3 with Chrome as my default browser and i can not get this plug in to work at all .. i have tried using IE7 and Firefox as well but the player plug in fails to load .. the screen stays blank regardless of how many times i refresh. I have uninstalled and reinstalled at least 10 times all with the same results.
everything was working fine with Silverlight 4 but then i was prompted to update to Silverlight 5 and now i cant watch any streaming videos online at all
on netflix i get an error code 1001 and other sites no code at all, just a blank screen where the video would be displayed
I seem to have made some progress with this. I'd like to know from others if this has helped.
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, SP1, fully patched
Chrome 18.0.1025.168 m
I started looking into this because the following page would crash in chrome for me because of the silverlight content:
(it also crashed in firefox)
I don't use hotmail, so I'd like to hear from others if this procedure will fix the crashing in hotmail too.
I went to control panel, programs, uninstall program, removed silverlight.
Then I downloaded this file and installed...
(for 64-bit only)
Note that the latest 32 bit version which is offered by default from Microsoft did not fix the crashing for me.
(the 32-bit version is a 6.6 MB file)
KB2636927 (has different files for different OS's)
then I opened up the page that was crashing, in chrome, firefox, and I.E.
and all was good...
OMFG! WOW!! over a YEAR and STILL *ABSOLUTELY* **NO** solution!!! ***NONE!!!!!*** does m$ (sry... but the "$" is true again -- n pretty soon itll be a BANKRUPT sign) even give a FUCK about ANY of their products?!? windows 7 is SLIGHTLY better than the crapshoot vista was (which was *BARELY* better than ME)... i mean... when u cant even resize WINDOWS in ... *WINDOWS* (aero/sidebar/etc take up WAAAY too much processing power on older machines -- n im talkin 64-bit, dual-core, 2-4gb of ram, sata drives, modern dx10 gfx), tiles are annoying, sizing isn't remembered after resizing, the extra space on icons makes it impossible to drag the mouse over icons to select several at a time, peak (or wtf ever its called) is a great way to lose a post in a web browser, e.g., "let me mouse over n up to my ff window and... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK WTF *$@! YTH DO THEY !@#$ PUT AN "X" ON THE !@%^ PREVIEW OF THE *&%$ WINDOW IM *&%$ TRYING TO @#$% ***MAXIMIZE*** TO ***OPEN*** ... DAMN IT!!
dont even get me started on the xbox (the "x" *now* stands for core-gamers who'd rather dodge colorful balls flying at them on their 3d tv with their kinect than play a skillful, competetive, multiplayer game that requires clutch, split-second reactions with a 10+ button controller... cuz even *TWO* buttons are ONE TOO MANY for these "gamers" m$ seems to be catering to now) OR ... zune (good luck with support when u have a problem with zune guys... hope u can type faster than the guy sending pre-written scripts youd never be able to understand on the telephone u cant use to talk to him on ANYWAY)
i WAS thinking of upgrading to win8 (but not if m$ wont give me EASY, *CONSISTENT* access to my desktop)... wuts the point (it's not gonna be anymore secure -- they SURELY havent been touting THAT as a feature (n they *SURELY* need to be... on a fully updated win7 pc with a FULLY updated m$ security "essentials" (essentials MY ASS) with a *FULLY* updated java n **FULLY** updated flash AND ***FULLY*** updated ie i STILL got a virus from an ad on a video site (no... not THAT kinda site assholes)... i wouldnt even put win8 on a TABLET (i'll stick with android... it crashes WAAAAAAAAAY less than windows... try once a MONTH (vs once a DAY for various things in windows)
heh... i WAS thinking of upgrading to a win7 PHONE, too... but... yah... w/e
You beat me to it regarding 12 months and no answer. Maybee we should arrange for the entire forum to email support at the same time.
I changed pc Silverlight was working on old machine but this new one - not a chance whatever I do. I know Silverlight is supposed to be free but it seems M* do not take any pride in their work these days. If they carry on I can see everyone changing to Linux - at least it works.
my next *pc* will be a macbook... i shall also stick with android for my smartphone needs, ipod for my music needs, and, if microshaft does, indeed, make $60 PHYSICAL xbox *DVDs* (already a rip off... theyre just dvds ffs) xbox live *account-based*, e.g., netflix/hulu; itunes/rhapsody; kindle/nook -- so i WONT be able to lend/sell my old/used games -- well, then, SAYONARA M$!!!
This has probably been answered a million times, but I can't find it anywhere so a little help would be appreciated.
Hopefully this will help someone.....
I have Windows 7 64 bit, IE9 and kept getting the install request from Netflix to add the plug in, but then an error that I already had the same version when I attempted to download. Tried uninstalling, got an error that something was wrong with the packet (?). After 2 days of searching, I found a number for Microsoft Silverlight support that gives tech help for installs and uninstalls for free. Found out that I had a corrupted version of MS Silverlight and the tech did a remote force unistall then installed from the MS Silverlight site. All no charge. Back up and streaming with Netflix via Media Center and direct from NF site (don't know if that matters).
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I also had the same issue, except I am running Vista 2-bit and IE 8. I do remember reading that 64-bit systems were not compatible with MS Silberlight. My resolution after the last install was to go to my IE Tools, choose manage add-ons, found MS Silverlight it was disabled and enabled it and I am now watching Netflix movies. Hope this helps you. Seems neither Silverlight nor regular MS support knows what has to be enabled on any of the browsers. Note: also added to my firewall, but enabling the add-on is what did the trick.
- When the video starts to load (or wherever on the page Silverlight has to run), right-click it and select Silverlight
- Click the Playback tab
- Uncheck 'Enable hardware-accelerated playback'
- Click OK
- Refresh the page
This should work on all major browsers and fix the problem.
Well, I'm running the same operating system as you and have used Chrome (64 bit) and until lately NETFLIX has run perfectly. I've used it continuously. Since yesterday it keeps telling me to install Silverlight, which I already had installed. I went through all of those fixes, and checks and then read here and tried to use IE browser (which I never use.) I found that it works fine with IE 11 which is updated automatically and even though I can't find out which version it is, all of a sudden Silverlight works fine! I had already uninstalled and reinstalled yesterday two or three times..did the same thing today via instructions on the Silverlight site....how to clean a corrupted Silverlight...same thing then until I went to IE browser. I can't find out which IE is, but all I know is IT WORKS FINE NOW!