Inevitably when setting up a new computer, you want to try different things and see what produces the best performance. I made the mistake of trying to install Intel's AHCI drivers on my (relatively) new machine with Windows 7 Pro to see if they would be better than the (decade old) MS defaults. Unfortunately, the driver installer wants exactly version 4.5 of the .NET framework and no other. I have 4.6 installed. The Intel installer barfs and puts a notice of "incompatibility" on the screen every time I reboot the machine, but does NOT do anything rational, like remove itself. No, big corporations don't have to correct mistakes. You do. MS however, also has its unbending standards and will not allow the .NET 4.5 installer to work on a machine that already has .NET 4.6 installed. Am I going to have to UNinstall .NET 4.6 so I can install 4.5 so this installer can finish? Damn straight it's gonna be instant uninstall when it's done and I can do so. But I have to get there first. Until this driver can actually finish installing there is no way to uninstall it. It just barfs every time the machine reboots and then waits for the next reboot. How do I get this industrial strength stupidity out of my computer?
Edited by Alchemist, 18 January 2017 - 05:20 PM.