Silverlight not working Windows 7

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Hi experts,

Silverlight was always working on my Win 7 machine running FF 7.0.1 then all of a sudden it stops working completely. The silverlight icon spins around on a website that implaies its trying to load but it never does.
So I tried it on IE8 and exactly the same spinning circle but never loads.

I tried it on Windows XP and it works fine.

I dont recall installing any plugins in FF but just to be sure I disabled all then just ran Silverlight addon but still no dice.

Was there a recent Windows update that may have caused an issue?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Question by:oconnork00
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    Accepted Solution

    Uninstall the existing Silverlight runtime from Add/Remove programs and get the latest runtime from the microsoft site (
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    Author Closing Comment

    Perfect solution, thanks

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