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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't bother!"

    April 4, 2015  |   By bill_wdk9

    Version: Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.30514.0

    Pros

    None at all.

    Cons

    Installation on XP SP 3 Platform ALWAYS fails. No error code or explanation of any sort is given. I have 25+ years of professional software development experience and could not get Silverlight to successfully install. I've invested at least twelve hours attempting to find a solution with no luck. I simply wanted to use it to watch NetFlix. Have abandoned the effort. Not worth investing additional time chasing the wind. MS, this is an embarrassment to your brand. Please let us know when it is fixed and is robust enough for prime-time use. NetFlix, please provide an alternate path to using your service.

    Summary

    Avoid, unless perhaps, you're running Windows 7 or above. I've heard of people having success when installing on the latest Windows OS's. This, however, is purely anecdotal. My advice is to give it a try, but if it fails, don't spend more than an hour trying to figure out why. Just move on.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unending install, install, enable try to use, repeat"

    February 18, 2015  |   By vend.ors.3

    Version: Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.30514.0

    Pros

    NONE - typical microtrash product

    Cons

    It doesn't work on Chrome (yeah, I guess this is an 'oddball' browser since it is not the soon to be or already retired Windows Exploder).

    Summary

    What a waste of time. I will not use any websites that require this piece of crap dysfunctional software.

    from a 25 year veteran developer.

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