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Cant download silverlight when on site

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  • janice841 Apr 21, 2008

    Hi. I've got windows as main PC but using my 2nd hand ASUS Linex 2G laptop. I cant view ITV.COM programmes only BBCI. It ask's to download silverlight but it wont download! Regards J Rees

  • janice841 Apr 21, 2008

    Oops sorry broadband by sky also wireless network with the linux laptop. Regards J rees

  • janice841 Apr 21, 2008

    Thankyou for your swift reply. Still having a proplem with the download. Mozilla fiefox is on my linux laptop run by wireless frim Sky. cant find file when starlight ask's for file. Perhaps Windows would be better downloaded! Regards Jan.

  • Arthur Dellea
    Arthur Dellea May 11, 2010

    What kind of internet connection do you have? Is it Cable, DSL, or dial-up, etc?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I've downloaded Silverlight and it still wont let me in


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Check out this link for further instructions. It depends on what version of Windows you are running, and Vista may require extra steps. Also, it installs differently for Firefox than it does for Internet Explorer.

Also, there is a different version for Mac users as well...

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • Arthur Dellea
    Arthur Dellea Apr 21, 2008

    Sorry, ignore the part about Macs...

  • Arthur Dellea
    Arthur Dellea Apr 21, 2008

    Firefox stores its downloaded files in its own download cache, I believe. It may be different on Linux, but you should be able to find the download location somewhere under the tools or options. So, you may have downloaded it several times, but it's simply being stored in Firefox's download folder.


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