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Microsoft Framework update and repair errors RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been trying to install an update for it and it wasn't working. I ran troubleshooter to no avail. I googled and came here, where I found a tip that helped quite a few people. They suggested I repair it and try to install the update again. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it was unable to repair and instead removed it from my system. So my question is this: Do I even need it? And if I do, how can I get it back?

    Monday, March 21, 2011 6:45 AM

Answers

  • Yes, you probably do need a .NET Framework, because it provides a managed runtime environment for many Windows programs. Without the .NET Framework, these programs will not run.

    To help you, readers will need more information.

    What Windows version are you using, and what Framework version(s) are you having an issue with?

    In general:

    You should firat use the .NET Framework Verification Tool to verify any installed frameworks (this may be the tool you already used):

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

    If you find corrupt frameworks, the procedures differ depending on Windows version and .NET Framework version.

    For Windows XP: Remove corrupt frameworks using Add/Remove programs, then use the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

    Then, install the needed framework after clearing your %temp% folder and disabling your AV and anti-malware software.

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 are different because they install certain .NET Framework versions an integral parts of the OS, not add on programs.

    Vista has .NET Framework 2.0/3.0.

    Windows 7 has .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.6 through 3.5 SP1.

    To fix these framework versions in Vista and 7, use this tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2007/03/26/how-to-repair-the-net-framework-2-0-and-3-0-on-windows-vista.aspx

    For framework versions other than those listed for Vista and Windows 7, use the procedures listed for Windows XP.

     

     

    Monday, March 21, 2011 1:12 PM

All replies

  • Yes, you probably do need a .NET Framework, because it provides a managed runtime environment for many Windows programs. Without the .NET Framework, these programs will not run.

    To help you, readers will need more information.

    What Windows version are you using, and what Framework version(s) are you having an issue with?

    In general:

    You should firat use the .NET Framework Verification Tool to verify any installed frameworks (this may be the tool you already used):

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

    If you find corrupt frameworks, the procedures differ depending on Windows version and .NET Framework version.

    For Windows XP: Remove corrupt frameworks using Add/Remove programs, then use the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

    Then, install the needed framework after clearing your %temp% folder and disabling your AV and anti-malware software.

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 are different because they install certain .NET Framework versions an integral parts of the OS, not add on programs.

    Vista has .NET Framework 2.0/3.0.

    Windows 7 has .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.6 through 3.5 SP1.

    To fix these framework versions in Vista and 7, use this tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2007/03/26/how-to-repair-the-net-framework-2-0-and-3-0-on-windows-vista.aspx

    For framework versions other than those listed for Vista and Windows 7, use the procedures listed for Windows XP.

     

     

    Monday, March 21, 2011 1:12 PM
  • Hi Rachel Murray,

    Thanks for your post.

    Would you please let us know your Winodws version, .NET Framework version and the update name? This will help us to provide more specific suggestion to resolve your problem.

    Waiting to hear from you.

    Best Regards,


    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:13 AM
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