Unable to Install mutually dependent .NET and SDK RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I need some help please on installing SDK. I am running Windows 10 on all the systems I tested. Here is the full story to recreate it:

    Go to :

    Tracing uses Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). To take advantage of the tracing tools available with Windows Server 2008 R2, install the Microsoft Windows SDK from the MSDN Downloads site.

    Click the MSDN Downloads and it will take you to

    Download the installer and start installation you will get his warning. Ignore it and the install will fail. So try to install .NET Framework 4 then it will complain saying that your system has the latest one and will not install. I tried on a couple of systems and same results. So I am caught between mutually dependent installs :(. Please advice.


    I thought of uninstalling and .NET 4 I have but did not dare do it and get into further trouble with my existing working system :). I have about 15 of Microsoft.NET Framework 4.x.x products installed. 

    Sunday, February 3, 2019 5:09 PM

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  • Hi ananda vardhana,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Please have a look this similar thread that some memebers have discussed it and some workaround would be worthy trying:).

    I am pleasure in sharing highest vote solution here, hope could be help you.

    1. Uninstall VC++ 2010 in contorl panel if you have installed it before.

    2. Download the corresponding offline ISO image from the Windows SDK archive. This lists which ISO is which.

    3. After mounting the image, open F:\Setup\SDKSetup.exe directly.

    In other hand, you could change regstry key as @dougg3 shared.


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    Monday, February 4, 2019 2:58 AM