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Can someone please tell me how to get Visual Studio 2012 to recognize that .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5 are installed? RRS feed

  • Question

  • It seems that Microsoft is about 4 centuries away from creating self-healing software. I recently had to un-install .NET Framework 4.5 and 4.0. I then re-installed .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5 in succession.

    Trying to launch Visual Studio 2012 without .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5 installed resulted in absolutely nothing happening other than a flash of the Visual Studio 2012 logo screen if I recall correctly. This is a travesty for a multi-billion dollar corporation to write software that is so oblivious to the reasons it can't get it's ass off the ground. "Hmmm, I wonder why I can't load up for the user? What could it be? If I knew I could post a message telling the user the problem but that would be too easy."

    How about this Microsoft developer team. How about you actually check that the proper .NET Frameworks are installed when Visual Studio 2012 is launched. Sound like a good idea? I think so.

    Good thing I already knew what the problem was. Even after re-installing both 4.0 and 4.5 .NET Frameworks Visual Studio appears to have been damaged beyond repair. It won't allow me to target either of the freshly installed frameworks. Nor does it show me most of the templates for creating a new project, such as ASP.Net MVC 4 which is the one I am specifically working with. 

    So, instead of a self-healing software product which could easily detect some of these problems. I am guessing I get to spend the next 3-4 days formatting my hard drive and re-installing everything fresh.



    System configuration: Windows 7 RTM, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard, Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 Wolfdale @ 2.8GHz, 4GB PC-1066 DDR2 Patriot Viper Memory, 500 GB Western Digital Hard Disk, "GeForce 8800GT" videocard


    • Edited by BradleyA Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:58 AM
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:55 AM

Answers

  • Hello  BradleyA,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum!

    Thanks for your question.

    1.Actually we have a tool to verify installed .NET on your OS. You can use the .NET Framework Setup   Verification Tool to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework.

    Download from :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-PostAttachments/00-08-99-90-04/netfx_5F00_setupverifier_5F00_new.zip

    If the verification tool finds any issues, there is a .NET Framework Repair Tool that can be found at the following locations:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698555

    More information is in the blog at the following locations.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

    2. If you still have this kind of issue, please use the collect.exe tool to collect the complete installation logs,  and upload the vslogs.cab file in the %temp% folder to   the SkyDrive then send me the link. I will do a deep investigation for you.

    Best regards.
    Monday, July 22, 2013 7:50 AM

All replies

  • Hello  BradleyA,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum!

    Thanks for your question.

    1.Actually we have a tool to verify installed .NET on your OS. You can use the .NET Framework Setup   Verification Tool to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework.

    Download from :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-PostAttachments/00-08-99-90-04/netfx_5F00_setupverifier_5F00_new.zip

    If the verification tool finds any issues, there is a .NET Framework Repair Tool that can be found at the following locations:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698555

    More information is in the blog at the following locations.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

    2. If you still have this kind of issue, please use the collect.exe tool to collect the complete installation logs,  and upload the vslogs.cab file in the %temp% folder to   the SkyDrive then send me the link. I will do a deep investigation for you.

    Best regards.
    Monday, July 22, 2013 7:50 AM
  • Thank you for the link to the Setup Verification Tool. This may come in handy for the future. 


    System configuration: Windows 7 RTM, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard, Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 Wolfdale @ 2.8GHz, 4GB PC-1066 DDR2 Patriot Viper Memory, 500 GB Western Digital Hard Disk, "GeForce 8800GT" videocard

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:34 PM