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  • I have an old Dell Latitude computer running XP professional. I have had an issue with .net framework initialization errors for about 6 months, but ignored them. I installed Garmin Basecamp when I recently purchased a new GPS. I wanted to use the software and began investigating why it wouldn't open: turn out my .net framework error is the cause...I think. At that time I have framework 1.1-4.0 showing. I tried to correct it using the tool availible through Microsoft and still had an error. I then deleted all version of framework and reloaded 1.1. Now I'm not sure how to correctly update it so it loads correctly. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Friday, July 26, 2013 2:35 PM

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  • You can check the validity of installed .NET Frameworks with this tool:

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

    As you now have only .NET 1.1 installed, run the tool with 1.1 selected, then post the first 15 lines AND the last 15 lines of the tool log here.

    Unfortunately, software that needs .NET Framework support usually requires a specific .NET version, so just installing the newest version available for your OS (Windows XP), will not allow software that requires earlier .NET versions to work.

    I agree completely that you should make sure that your Windows XP is fully patched up to date (including SP3) before attempting any further .NET Framework installs.

    For full .NET version coverage, install this:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe

    This cumulative installer will install .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, plus updates through 3.5 SP1.

    For .NET 4.0, I suggest this standalone installer:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718

    If any .NET Framework install fails, please provide complete logs for analysis as follows:

    Please collect your install logs with this:

    http://aka.ms/vscollect

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

    Friday, July 26, 2013 4:13 PM

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