How to Install the Silverlight Plugin

by Gabriel Dockery

The Silverlight browser plugin is a graphical media plugin which allows for a more visually stimulating browsing experience. The Silverlight plugin from Microsoft enables such features as embedded video, and sound and games to be implemented into the Internet Explorer experience. Installing the Silverlight plugin is remarkably easy, and requires only a quick download and setup that any computer user can perform.

Download the Silverlight installation package.

Launch the downloaded installer package from the download location you have chosen. Click "Yes" or "OK" for any Windows security warnings that appear.

Click the "Install Now" button on the Silverlight splash screen that appears.

Click the "Close" button once the installation completes.

Restart Internet Explorer to apply the plugin's changes.


  • check Check the Silverlight site often to ensure your version is current for the best web browsing experience possible.

About the Author

Gabriel Dockery began writing in 2009, with his work published on various websites. He is working toward a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience in a transfer program between Ivy Tech College and Indiana State University.

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