.net Framework initialization error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Got ,net 4 with VB Express download.

    Getting "Unable to find version of the runtime" from other programs.

    Could there be a problem with some programs needing an older/different version of .net than others?



    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 7:30 PM


  • Yes.

    You need to identify what version of the .NET Framework those programs need.

    There are four full frameworks that might be needed:

    1.0 (old, and unlikly to be required)


    2.0/3.0/3.5 (a single full framework. 3.0 and 3.5 are extensions of 2.0)


    Another caveat: you don't say what Windows version you have, but modern Windows install some frameworks as an integral part of the OS.

    Vista installs 2.0 and 3.0.

    Win 7 installs 2.0, 3,0 and 3.5 through SP1 for 3.5.

    • Marked as answer by Andrew.Wu Monday, December 27, 2010 4:37 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:17 PM