How to Remove Silverlight Manually

by Rita Wood

Silverlight is a Microsoft software application similar to Adobe Flash Player and it runs multimedia, graphics and animation. The program offers support for a variety of software, including: Windows Media Player, Windows Media Audio, Internet Explorer, web cam and microphone. If you want to uninstall the software, you can do so through the Control Panel.

Click "Start," then select "Control Panel" and open the "Programs" window. Click the "View installed updates" check box in the left pane.

Look through the list of installed updates and find Microsoft Silverlight updates.

Select the oldest Microsoft Silverlight update and click "Uninstall."

Find the next Microsoft Silverlight update and uninstall. Start with the oldest, move up to the newest, and uninstall one at a time.

About the Author

Based in Tennessee, Rita Wood has been writing since 1999. Her writing has appeared primarily on eHow and regularly for private clients. Rita works at her local library donating her time to the children’s literacy program and is a graduate of Nashville State Technical Institute with an associate degree in computer information systems.

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