.NET 4.0 installer doesn't execute RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    I'm using Windows XP SP3 and I was trying to install .NET 4.0, but failed. After I double clicked dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe, nothing happened. I only noticed that there was a temp folder named something like "5898xciekd9ci01" created in C drive.


    Do you have any clues??


    Thank you very much!!!





    Monday, March 7, 2011 4:31 AM


  • Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for your post.

    First, there are several things I would like to clarify with you;

    • Did you install the .NET Framework with Administrator privilege?
    • Does your windows user account have Administrator privilege?

    Before installing the .NET Framework,  you should finish the steps below first:

    -          Turn off your anti-virus/antispyware software during installation;

    -          Install the latest Windows updates from the Windows Update site:;

    -          Complete or dismiss Windows Update before installation. (And don't forget to turn it on later)

    -          Clean your %temp% folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%)


    Then, please remember to run the setup with Administrator privilege:

    1.       Make sure your user account is in Administrators group

    2.       Right-click the installer -> Properties -> Security tab -> add your account with Full control.

    You can use the Task Manager to monitoring the installation process, and check whether the installation process will exit without any prompt. The process name of the setup is dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe.

    Additionally, another useful tool is the Process Monitor tool: which can capture the access log.

    Filter on the process name in the log so that you see only the related list.

    This should give you more info on what are the registry keys/ files being accessed when the error happens.

    If you have any concerns, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8:38 AM