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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3080333) Fails every time

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#1 aer


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:25 PM

Do I need this update?  Is it something I should worry about?  It has been failing to install since mid August 
Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3080333)
Installation date: ‎9/‎4/‎2015 12:47 AM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 656
Update type: Important
This security update to Silverlight includes fixes outlined in KB 3080333.  This update is backward compatible with web applications built using previous versions of Silverlight.
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#2 frankp316


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

Silverlight is Microsoft's version of Flash. The only major service to use Silverlight is Netflix. So unless you're a big Netflix user, you won't need it much. The product has been such a failure that there has been talk that Microsoft may phase it out. You probably don't need the update.

#3 aer

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:38 PM

Thank you!  I don't use Netflix so I am going to hide the update for now.   Glad I can get rid of the annoying trying to install updates every time I shut down!

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