Monday, May 23, 2011


Fix The Error Removing Silver Light |Patch Could Not Be Opened

When you try to update Microsoft Silver Light you may encounter the following error.

"This patch package could not be opened. Verify that this patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a  valid windows installer patch package." The Silver light updates that will not upload are shown as: KB978464 and KB2526954

If we have problem in installing any Windows Update, we can try the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.  With the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, we can remove a program's Windows Installer configuration information.

The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility is provided "as is" to help resolve installation problems for programs that use Microsoft Windows Installer. If you use this utility, you may have to reinstall other programs. Caution is advised.

And for this problem, we may want to remove the Windows Installer configuration information for your program if you experience installation (Setup) problems.

For example, you may have to remove a program's Windows Installer configuration information if you have installation problems when you try to add (or remove) a component of your program that was not included when you first installed your program.

Microsoft retired Windows Installer Cleanup Utility on June, 2010, due to conflicts with Office 2007. While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility resolved some installation problems, it sometimes damaged other components installed on the computer. Because of this, the tool has been removed from the Microsoft Download Center. Later Microsoft Introduced The New Fix it Solutions that provide the ability to fully remove Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 suites without damaging other Windows components.

And if you cant find the I would suggest you to completely uninstall Silver light from the computer and then try installing the latest version of Silver light and check if it helps:

How to manually clean up a broken Silverlight installation

Get Microsoft Silverlight

If you still face issues with Silver light, then I would suggest you to post your query in Silver light Forums for better support:

The Forums


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