Windows – Silverlight doesn’t work on Windows 8

internet-explorer-10silverlightwindows 8

I'm running Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10. I installed Silverlight, but for some reason it doesn't work and Silverlight contents never show up. I tried to install it once again and I get a message saying that it's already installed.

What's the problem and how can I fix this?

Best Answer

Are you running Internet Explorer in desktop mode or in tiled/"modern ui"/"metro" mode? Silverlight, and any other browser plugins, are disabled in Internet Explorer's tiled mode.

Internet Explorer provides an add-on–free experience, so browser plugins don't load and any dependent content isn't displayed. However, Internet Explorer for the desktop does support browser plugins, including ActiveX controls such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.