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#1 Keith1

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

The computer has Windows XP Home - SP3. The past couple of Months after running the MS updates, the yellow shield remains with this error message -


Some updates could not be installed.
Security update for Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Vista, and server. (KB2656353)

I know nothing about .NET Framework so I did a little reading, and see where it's needed by some programs. I didn't want to remove or change anything on my own and create further problems, so I thought I'd ask. Here's what's on the machine -




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Just a wild guess.... but it looks like it's trying to update something that isn't there? Is this enough information to tell what my problem is, or is something additional such as a Belarc Advisor report needed?


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

I had the same problem a while back. Attempt to uninstall all versions of.NET Framework using Add/Remove Programs. If a version won't uninstall, leave it alone. That means you need it. Then use the cleanup tool at the link below. The update should go away. I chose not to reinstall the various versions of .NET Framework and have had no problems. You don't necessarily need any of them. If in the future you download an app that needs .NET Framework, you will be notified of that and you can install it. But when you uninstall the app, .NET Framework is left behind.





http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2006/05/30/611355.aspx

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

Thank you for the information frankp316, I just finished running the removal tool in the link, and so far all looks good. The yellow shield is gone, and no .NET Framework instances are showing in add/remove programs. I'll keep an eye on it for a bit and post back if anything changes.




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