Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB957938)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by BruceR, Nov 1, 2008.

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    BruceR Guest

    I have tried to install this update 8 times but unsuccessfuly. I receive
    error code 0x02.
    Any suggestions
    BruceR, Nov 1, 2008
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    S.Sengupta, Nov 2, 2008
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    Gary Tsang Guest

    Gary Tsang, Nov 2, 2008
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    Jaime Guest

    First, this is a Media Center group, your question doesn't seem to pertain
    to that.

    However, what is the issue - you state that MS Silverlight is on your system
    and can't be removed, but then you stated that it is want to download, which
    would imply that it is not on your system. Are you saying it is loaded and
    nothing happens when you use the Change/Remove Programs in the Control

    BTW, I think all the 50 or systems at my work have the Silverlight browser
    pluggin loaded and I have not noticed any problems on those systems. What
    problems are you having?
    Jaime, Dec 5, 2008
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    S.Sengupta, Dec 6, 2008
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    John Muoio Guest

    So Jaime,

    This person has posted asking for help from us and the tone of your message
    is combative, condescending, and questions the poster's credibility. First,
    Silverlight is a media application, so it is relevant to topic. Second, you
    imply that Windows' inability to uninstall it means that it is not installed,
    which is false, it just means that it has trouble uninstalling (which happens
    to be my issues as well). There is an issue with Silverlight (beta) where it
    won't uninstall. Third, the fact that you have 50 machines with it installed
    with no problem is irrelevant and seems to be a puffing on your part to prove
    the person soliciting your help should be impressed or feel inadequate.

    My point is, if you aren't going to help, then don't post a reply. This
    sort of post from you intimidates people from posting in forums like this and
    looking for solutions. Nobody wants to have their credibility and
    intelligence questioned as you do in this reply. The problem they are having
    is that Silverlight can't be removed and they believe the system is
    performing poorly as a result. Which is the same problem I'm having and
    while looking through the forum I have to read negative posts like yours to
    find the help.

    If you have nothing to add say nothing at all.
    John Muoio, Mar 3, 2009
  7. Interesting. Reading the quoted post from Jaime below, I find it relevant
    and not at all combative or condescending. Furthermore, he is correct in
    stating that Silverlight has nothing to do with Media Center, which, as its
    name indicates, is the focus of this newsgroup.

    As for questioning the poster's credibility: the OP *did* say both that it
    wants to download and that he can't uninstall it, which on the face of it
    sounds like a contradiction (although I think the OP *might* mean that he
    can't get rid of the attempt to download).

    BTW, I also have installed Silverlight (on more than one browser) without
    subsequent difficulties.
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 3, 2009
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    Jaime Guest

    No, this has nothing to do with Windows Media Center just because it vaguely
    is related to "media". If that were the case, then people should post
    questions about Movie Maker, Media Player, Photoshop, YouTube, etc. The
    point of having hundreds (probably thousands) of separate newsgroups is to
    make it easy for people to find answers later on, getting people to post in
    the correct forum keeps the Usenet from turning into chaos. If you are
    having this problem, post on an Internet Explorer or XP/Vista General forum

    OP didn't state they could install, OP said "Its stuck there as wanting to
    *download* ... I cant remove it form my Change or remove programs".
    Download implies it has never been installed.

    I don't believe there was anything combative about my response, if you spend
    a little time on this board, you might find that I try to be very helpful.
    The fact that I asked for clarification and further explanation is proof of
    my earnest attempt to help. On many forum, if you post off-topic, you will
    get a very terse response to the effect of "go away, you're and idiot". I
    find most people on this board will at least offer a suggestion and point
    the person in the right direction for help.

    Yes, the fact that Silverlight runs fine without incident on many system is
    relevant, it means the underlying cause may be something else. Generally the
    way to analys a problem it to try to eliminate possibilities. By your logic
    if I were to plug a monitor into 5 different PC and it works fine, but on
    one system, I get no signal, it must be a faulty monitor.
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

    BTW, as you see above, my name is James, Jaime is my "nom de plume
    Jaime, Mar 3, 2009
  9. That last sentence is why I replied to John Muoio as I did - but I feel a
    bit sorry that I didn't also say that.

    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 4, 2009
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    Jaime Guest

    Thanks, but I wasn't fishing for compliments.

    It does bug me when people post message like the one John Muoio did with no
    concept of how newsgroups/user forums are suppose to work. As I said in my
    post, I think most of the folks on this board are pretty pleasant about
    directing the OT post in another direction, in most cases they give some
    advice to get the poster on the right path anyway.
    Jaime, Mar 4, 2009
  11. I didn't think you were. It happens that I thought you merited one, though

    Basically, the guy's attitude annoyed me enough that I wanted to post a
    negative opinion, which (I think) I usually don't do in these situations.
    Then when I read your post I wanted to post a positive opinion, which I
    don't always do either :)
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 4, 2009
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    AAQadeer Guest

    AAQadeer, May 2, 2009
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    compmail Guest

    I think someone's missing the point here. I have a Windows XP Media Centre
    so like most i come to this site first to sort out my problem. Being an
    amature in software we just go to the site that relates to our computer, then
    pose what with think is the question we need to solve our problem.
    Silverlight may not be relevant in this group but our computer group is our
    first point of call. S Sengupta is helpfull in redirecting to correct site
    but others who just say wrong group are not to know what we as amatures are
    struggling with. As a learner user we are not to know, we just go to our
    computers user group for help first up. My computer keeps trying to download
    something that is obviously wrong or why would it keep downloading
    automatically everytime I turn the computer off. Through first coming to
    this group (what my computer is) I was then able to learn what was actually
    happening. But I had to ask different queries as I learnt then eventually
    found the symptons are similar to silverlight trying to download but isn't
    working properly. Then I found that I may not yet need it and learnt ways to
    fix it. So don't say Silverlight or other things are not relevant to this
    site. Us inexperienced people didn't even know what Silverlight was. We
    just go to the site that applies to our computer and am grateful for what we
    get to learn. If we have to get redirected so be it and certainly appreciate
    those that give their time to help and advise correctly.
    compmail always learning

    compmail, May 11, 2009
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