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Problem with .NET Framework

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#1 ricciolo


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:33 PM

Hi, all,

Thank you in advance for any help that you can provide. My laptop is running Windows XP SP3.

Actually, my problem is somewhat multi-faceted, but the basic problem is, as the title says, with Microsoft .NET Framework. I uninstalled .NET Framework 1.0 and decided to install .NET Framework 4 because I thought it would better to install a newer version. I downloaded .NET Framework 4 through the Microsoft Download Center (the file was called dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe), and in my Add or Remove Programs, it now says I have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended. Question 1: Does this mean I have .NET Framework 4 installed?

After I installed .NET Framework 4, I tried to run a Microsoft fixit (found here @ Microsoft Support) because my DVD/CD-ROM driver isn't working. However, when I tried to run the fixit (it's called Mats_Run.dvd.exe), it says that I need .NET Framework 2.0 or higher. So, question 2: Considering that I thought I installed .NET Framework 4, why does the computer think that I don't have it installed? Also, question 3: How do you think I should proceed?

If you need any additional info, please don't hesitate to ask, and thank you again for your help.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 24 December 2010 - 06:10 AM

.NET Framework doesn't work that way. Different versions are required by applications as needed. The latest version is irrelevant. Looks like you need the version you uninstalled and don't need the new version so you should reverse that process.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

Let's try cleaning up your .NET framework...

Download, unzip, and run this file. It will remove the .NET framework from your computer so that we can reinstall it later.

After running this cleanup tool, it should ask you to reboot. Please do so.

Next, download and install this file. This will reinstall the .NET framework onto your computer. Note: this is a large file, and could take some time to download depending on the speed of your internet connection.

After another reboot, download and install this file. This will update the .NET framework to version 3 SP1.

If you need any more updates for the .NET framework, Windows Update should find it for you (assuming updates are set to automatically download and install).
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#4 ricciolo

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

@frankp316, thanks for the clarification regarding different .NET Framework versions; I didn't know that.

@keyboardNinja, I ran and installed the files you linked to. Subsequently, I was able to run the Microsoft fixit for my DVD/CD-ROM drive. I have a question about the results of the fixit - can I ask about that here, or should I start a new topic?

Thanks again for your replies!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:29 AM

Hi -
If the questions relate to your computer (XP) please continue this thread - If it is not an XP item then repost as required -

Thank You -

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