Windows Vista Forums

Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

  1. #1



    Member
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium x64 SP2
    Local Time: 04:48 PM

    Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    I am an unsophisticated user - please be kind! I regularly apply most of the Windows updates that arrive on Tuesdays. However, I cannot tell what the updates for Silverlight and Microsoft.NET are for. It appears, from googling those terms, that they might be for programming tools, which I don't use. [At least to my knowledge!!]

    Is it OK or recommended to ignore these Windows updates? I don't do programming!

    Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   


  3. #2
    Yard Dog's Avatar

    Senior Member



    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Central Florida in a small town
    Posts : 2,173
    Vista Home Basic. 32 bit SP 2
    Local Time: 08:48 PM
    usa us florida

     

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    Hello, I get and install the net framework ones, but, like you, the Silverlight ones I do not use nor do I install . If it were me , I would just hide those and install just the net framework ones.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3



    Member
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium x64 SP2
    Local Time: 04:48 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    Thanks, I'll probably do the same. I saw another post that the .NET might be necessary for viewing videos. So I guess I need those.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4
    richc46's Avatar

    BSOD Squad




    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 19,723
    Windows 7 SP1 x64
    Local Time: 08:48 PM
    usa us connecticut

     

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    Welcome
    It is the opinion of many, including myself, to install all updates. They are sent for a reason and take up very little room. I know all of mine are installed except for one that creates problems with my monitor.
    Good luck

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5



    Member
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium x64 SP2
    Local Time: 04:48 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    Thanks, Richard. I get "Windows Secrets" blog and they often recommend AGAINST installing every windows update, as some of them cause more problems...like your monitor issue.

    Mostly, I'm looking for info about *what* Silverlight and the MS.NET programs are actually for. If they are for programmers, I don't need these updates. If they are for something integral to the operation of my computer, I probably DO need them.

    I haven't seen that answer, yet..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6
    richc46's Avatar

    BSOD Squad




    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 19,723
    Windows 7 SP1 x64
    Local Time: 08:48 PM
    usa us connecticut

     

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    As I said for me I think its best to install every one, the space they take is nominal. If you have concerns, why not make a system restore point first and then if not happy, use that restore point to go back.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7
    rajibroy's Avatar

    Junior Member
    Join Date : Sep 2011
    Posts : 29
    Vista Home Basic 32bit
    Local Time: 06:18 AM


     

    Re: Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates

    To fix the .NET Framework update issue=====

    First repair the .NET framework and then restart your computer, if you still get the update error, go ahead and hide the update as the update is already updated while repair.

    To repair the .NET Framework- click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features, select Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, and click Uninstall/Change>Repair.

    To hide updates- Just open up Windows Update Windows>Check for updates>Click on View available updates> right click on the selected updates > Hide > OK.

    Thats all, try it out.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Silverlight and Microsoft.NET updates
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Can't install Silverlight updates from Microsoft Vista General
Microsoft releases Silverlight 3.0 Vista News
Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, available for download Vista News
Successful, critical Silverlight updates keep on being reinstalled Vista General
Microsoft Silverlight 1.0? Browsers & Mail