unable to find run time version in .NET Framework 4.0 RRS feed

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  • I have XP home on 32 bit computer, with all updates. I was running MicrosoftFIXIT.printing, and was told I needed  .NET Framework 2.0 or above. I downloaded and installed   .NET Framework 4.0 [I understand 4.5 is not for XP Home]. Running MicrosoftFIXIT.printing, I got the message from  MATSBOOT.EXE saying .NET Framework was unable to find a version of run time. What does this mean?
    Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:30 PM

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  • Hi mandyshop,

    It means the application cannot find a proper runtime to run.

    What's the Sp level on your machine?

    I'm not sure what can be the core error so please use the following tool to verify .NET Framework 4:

    What's more, please share the link of MS Fixit. 


    Barry Wang [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:44 AM
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    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:57 AM
  • I know this is over 5 years later and @mandyshop is probably not going to see it, but others may pick this up on a search. My research on "MATSBOOT.EXE" shows that it only works with .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.5. The message mandyshop received said, "2.0 or above", but installing .NET 4.0 was too far above. Install only 2.0 or 3.5, (or, if I understand correctly, installing both will also work). 
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:57 PM