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Is anyone else having Netflix issues in WMC? My HTPC's are both Win7 32bit, pre SP1, so Netflix was all going fine until a week or so ago...

I can look at my queue, browse movies and all, but when it comes time to stream (when Silverlight kicks in?), I get a red screen asking me to log in, which I can manipulate with the mouse, but cannot enter username or password (no keyboard recognition, either physical keyboard or virtual/onscreen)...

Tried logging out & in from the main UI, no change. Both of my systems do this... Streaming works fine using my TV's Netflix app.

Anyone else in this boat with me?
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I use Firefox for NF not WMC, so cant really help other than that.
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What version of Silverlight are you running?
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Try uninstalling NF for WMC and re-installing it.

Also check for a silverlight update.
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What version of Silverlight are you running?
4.0.60831.0
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Try uninstalling NF for WMC and re-installing it.

Also check for a silverlight update.
No update for Silverlight automatically detected. How would you suggest removing and reinstalling Netflix? It has always been part of WMC on my computer, and I have no option to remove it via the control panel>programs and features.
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Hmm, all my computers have "Netflix in Windows Media Center" listed in the Programs and Features.
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4.0.60831.0

No update for Silverlight automatically detected. How would you suggest removing and reinstalling Netflix? It has always been part of WMC on my computer, and I have no option to remove it via the control panel>programs and features.
I think you can go to netflix site and deactive that pc. Then you can go through WMC and redo the activation process. You may also want to contact netflix customer support. They've helped me once before and were very good.
 
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I've run into this issue several times. Like blupupher mentioned, just uninstall Netflix then reinstall. To uninstall, go to uninstall a program in the Control Panel, find Netflix and uninstall. Open up WMC again and click on the Netflix tile and it will reinstall Netflix again (you'll have to log back into Netflix too).

It usually works fine after the install. I'm not sure why this happens though, pretty annoying.
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I just set up my HTPC was getting a lot of strange behavior from WMC. Turned out WMC is not too happy to work with 285.62. Once I loaded 275.33 drivers on, everything worked great. Just thought I would throw this out there.
    
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I think you can go to netflix site and deactive that pc. Then you can go through WMC and redo the activation process. You may also want to contact netflix customer support. They've helped me once before and were very good.
Because it's a PC, it is not activated like other devices - you just sign in to your account. I may have to try contacting them, as nothing else is working.
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I've run into this issue several times. Like blupupher mentioned, just uninstall Netflix then reinstall. To uninstall, go to uninstall a program in the Control Panel, find Netflix and uninstall. Open up WMC again and click on the Netflix tile and it will reinstall Netflix again (you'll have to log back into Netflix too).
It usually works fine after the install. I'm not sure why this happens though, pretty annoying.
My dumbass just found it in the CP. Tried uninstalling it, and then both NF & Silverlight add in, reinstalled both and no change.
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I just set up my HTPC was getting a lot of strange behavior from WMC. Turned out WMC is not too happy to work with 285.62. Once I loaded 275.33 drivers on, everything worked great. Just thought I would throw this out there.
What numbers are those?

Thanks for the help & suggestions all, it is appreciated!
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