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First published on MSDN on May 23, 2013

If you are having trouble with installing, uninstalling or reinstalling Silverlight on your Windows 8 machine, then these steps will likely to help you to perform a clean uninstall of Silverlight from your Windows 8 machine:


Steps to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation in Windows 8:



  • Download Fixit20104 msi from here:

  • Close all your Browsers and Communicator/Lync windows. If  they are running, you will get following message to close them:





  • Agree to the terms and conditions and click Next.

  • Fixit will create a restore point should it needs to rollback itself:




  • Silverlight removal is automatic. Once done, just Close the final window:




The above steps ensure complete removal of Silverlight. Now just browse to any Silverlight App and a fresh new runtime will be installed for you automatically. Alternatively,  you can reinstall Silverlight by clicking here