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When I visit this page I get an error stating "Silverlight for your browser is not Officially Supported"

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If I click the image on the error page it links to a page indicating Silverlight is installed and ready.

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Silverlight is indeed installed and working with Chrome on other MS sites like this one

I have cleared cookies, cache, and local storage.

Windows 7 Pro 64bit, latest version of Chrome (non beta)

Does anyone else get this message on that page with Chrome and Silverlight installed.

It works in IE9, I assume it is an evil MS plot.... ;->

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There are no checks for Chrome specifically – this script rejects Safari on Windows, and Chrome has the string "Safari" in its user-agent.

Since the site only checks navigator.userAgent through JavaScript and not the HTTP header, you can use this extension to spoof the UA.

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Worked perfectly, thanks. I wonder why they only chose that method for this particular site and not the technet site. –  Moab Apr 21 '11 at 22:20
    
What's the extension? Ironically I'm trying to access the very same page on Feynman and getting the same error. Good to know there's a fix, but when I click the link for the extension I get "Item not found." –  Chase Oct 5 at 8:16

The error says it is not officially supported in your browser, not that it isn't installed. Evil? I suspect Chrome may have to decide to support it.

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It is supported, as silverlight loads on other MS pages –  Moab Apr 21 '11 at 22:18
    
But Microsoft said it wasn't officially supported. It is their message. –  uSlackr Apr 21 '11 at 22:25
    
@Moab: "Works" != "supported". –  grawity Apr 21 '11 at 22:30
    
just not supported on that particular page, is is on others, I stated this in the original question. –  Moab Apr 21 '11 at 22:50

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