RE: Update confused about sliverlight install
I too have noted the *slient* failure of Microsoft Update to install
Silverlight for some time, certainly *weeks* probably months, and just
noticed this posting.
In my case a manual install also fails indicating lack of the SSE
instruction set. Fair enough.
What I don't understand is why MS have not updated the MS Update
prerequisites so that MS Update doesn't repeatedly offer Silverlight on a
system lacking the SSE instruction set?
Does anyone from MS even scan these threads? If so why don't they take
> I found that the reason for the failures on Silverlight update was due to the
> fact that my Processor does not support the SSE instruction set. Update just
> kept installing but would never run. This was discovered when I removed
> Silverlight via add / remove and then re-installed from the website. It gave
> me the error that my processor was not supported. Nothing up to this point
> indicated any such thing. Update had been installing daily for several weeks
> without error.
> "Cliff" wrote:
> > I used the Windows Install Cleanup utility and deleted Silverlight. Then I
> > downloaded Silverlight again,via Auto Updates, and it worked fine. I ran
> > Auto Updates again after the install of silverlight just to verify it did not
> > want to install again. No more repeat installs, Everything seems to be fine.
> > "frankdn" wrote:
> > > XP pro SP3 on a Dell D830; autoupdate activated.
> > >
> > > I keep getting reminded to install "Update for Microsoft Silverlight 1.0
> > > (KB951213)."
> > >
> > > I accept the install and the installation appears to complete without error
> > > (I get the 'installation complete' dialog). The next time I boot, the whole
> > > process happens again.
> > >
> > > Either the installation is quietly failing in some way that is not
> > > recognized as a failure, or else whatever registry/database/log record that
> > > is used to maintain a record of what's been installed is not being updated
> > > correctly.
> > >