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I noticed a Silverlight installation available on microsoft updates. What is it and is it useful for Emachines T2798 (windows XP)? I read the details but not sure if I should download it.
It is nothing more than a plugin for Internet Explorer just like Flash Player which is needed to view certain graphics on Silverlight enabled website, like microsoft website.
As of today very few website are using silverlight therefore I'd say it's neither useful nor damaging. you can install it or not, you will probably not need it unless you like to see a pretty interface of the microsoft website.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
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