Microsoft .NET Frameworks 3.5 - Setup Error RRS feed

  • Question

    1. Version of .NET Framework you are trying to install. 3.5
    2. Where did you get it (web page, path, application that redistributed the framework) and . These two when I try to install states there's a Setup Error and the only option is to click Exit. This one goes to the extracting bit and then shuts down the program.
    3. Is this a pre-release, CTP or beta version? Which? (Beta#, CTP (Month Year), RC, etc) I have no idea so I would assume it's the full version seeing as these frameworks versions were made a few years back.
    4. What .NET Framework Patches do you currently have installed? None. I cleaned up everything using the cleanup tool and have 4.0 installed. 


    More information on what I have done are in these threads:



    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:31 PM


All replies

  • What is your Windows version and Service Pack level?

    You say " I cleaned up everything using the cleanup tool ". What, exactly did you remove?

    Pending your response to the above, I'll assume that you have XP, and, hopefully, SP3.

    If that is the case, you need to download this cumulative update installer:

    Before you run it from an account with full administrative priveleges, clear out your %temp% directory and disable your AV software.

    The installer will install .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5 with applicable updates through 3.5 SP1.

    If the install fails, provide complete logs as follows:

    Please collect your install logs with this:

    After you run Collect.exe, you'll find in your %temp% directory. Please upload to a public site, like SkyDrive, and post the link here.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:27 AM
  • I use Windows 7 and I don't know what level my Service Pack is. How do you check it?

    When I used the cleanup tool I cleaned out frameworks 1.0 and 1.1.

    I'm going to try your link right now even though I use 7 if there's one for 7 instead of XP and can note it please.


    So I used your link above and the program shuts down as I stated in my first post when it reaches this point.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 2:16 AM
  • Your problem is that you cannot install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 7 because you already have it!

    Windows 7 installs .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5 through 3.5 SP1 as part of the OS.

    You can see it listed in Windows Features as Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 (Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features on and off.

    Click the + next to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 to expand the node. Put checks in all subfeautres to fully activate all framework features.







    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:46 AM
  • All of them are ticked and the error is still occurring...
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:55 AM
  • What error? Can you quote the error message?

    What is the program that is complaining about .NET Framework 3.5?

    Is it designed/certified for Windows 7?

    Have you asked the publisher's technical support about the issue?


    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 4:53 AM
  • Hi kurciodurfcio,

    How about the issue? Is it solved?

    Could you provide the setup error? You can find the setup log file from the following link:

    Also, please use the  err.exe tool to analysis the error

    Hope it helps!

    Cathy Kong [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:07 AM