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Removing .net Framework

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#1 rowal5555


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:50 PM

Am trying to help a mate clean up his PC and have run into an interesting catch 22.

Updates to .NET Framework refuse to take.

Ran 'Dial a Fix' which stalled at repairing Cryptography Service.
Attempted to stop this Service but won't. Event Viewer error msg says the fix is to install .NET 1.1.

Removed all references to .NET from Registry and Windows 32, rebooted. NET 1.1 and 2 plus hotfixes still showing in ADD/REMOVE, won't move.

The message that came up when trying to update .NET is "This setup will only upgrade over an existing version of Microsoft VM".

So my question is, what is MS VM and what do we install to get it.


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:28 AM


Microsoft VM is what created the great Java controversy which resulted in MS capitulating to Sun.

I've had 3 different versions of MS.Net installed at the same time and had no problem removing them via Add/Remove Programs. Of course, if registry entries were missing before that was tried...A/R P probably would not do the job.

Have you tried installing a more recent version of MS.NET, such as 3.0 or 3.5?

More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework


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