Legacy App Compatibility - Quicken 2011 needs .NET Framework 2.0


  • I just installed Win 8 and have started slowly trying to do some basic :getting to know you" kind of things. One of the first things I did was to try to install Quicken 2011 since that is a current program that runs on Win 7 just fine and is a non-Microsoft app. It will not install because I keep getting the error that it needs .NET Framework 2.0. I was under the impression that all of these compatibility pieces were already in place on the dev edition. Best guidance??
    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:44 PM


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  • The Win 8 DP has only .Net 4 at this point.  You should be able to go to Metro Start, Control Panel, More Settings, Programs, Turn Windows Features On/Off, select the .Net 3.5 framework which should then install off of Windows Update.  .Net 3.5 includes .Net 2.0 SP1.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 11:14 PM
  • That worked like a champ. I would suggest that that be turned on initially when Win 8 installs since there will probably be many folks facing a similar compatibility issue. Is there a particular reason it was not enabled on the Dev Preview?
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:47 PM
  • On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:47:42 +0000, JohnWZ wrote:

    Is there a particular reason it was not enabled on the Dev Preview?

    To save space on the install media.

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
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    Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:27 PM