Cannot install dot net framework

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I am having major problems getting the dot net framework to install. It has been installed previously but will not update. Nor does it uninstall properly.

I obtained the dot net framework cleanup tool, which was written by an MS employee. It also fails to remove all traces of the software properly.

I have tried running the 3.5 online installer, and also the 3.0 and the 3.5 SP1 redistributable packages. They all fail.

I need it to be installed for certain software to function - please tell me there is a way I can make this happen without needing to reinstall the operating system! :/
 
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I'm also in the same boat - can't get it to install at all, from a fresh Windows install a month or so ago.

Running Vista x64 Ultimate.
 
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tbh, i've never seen it fail to install.. (hundreds of pcs)

i'd consider formatting, and installing it straight off
 
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tbh, i've never seen it fail to install.. (hundreds of pcs)

i'd consider formatting, and installing it straight off

Strange you've never heard of it, google for it and there are huge numbers of people who cannot install it, or uninstall it successfully. Problems date back years, right up to the present.
 

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I've had this before DD, I think I got round it by deleting a load of windows updates & then doing it manually, Try it & let me know then if it don't work I'll put my thinnking cap back on.
If I remember correctly the windows updates I deleted had nowt to do with .net but removing them triggered the auto update which I stopped & did the .net first & in the proper order. It's summit to do with the way it auto downloads in the wrong order that messes it up.
 
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I get this when trying the 3.5 redist installer:

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I tried this solution the other day but it didn't work:

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cach...g.exe+exception+2324&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
 
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Strange you've never heard of it, google for it and there are huge numbers of people who cannot install it, or uninstall it successfully. Problems date back years, right up to the present.

well the one time i had a problem, i used that tool you speak of and it resolved the issue...

i didn't mean it in a sarcy way btw :)
 

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Just delete a load of windows updates to take it back to a time when it will accept .net
Instal .net in order then windows update.
 
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I've had this before DD, I think I got round it by deleting a load of windows updates & then doing it manually, Try it & let me know then if it don't work I'll put my thinnking cap back on.
If I remember correctly the windows updates I deleted had nowt to do with .net but removing them triggered the auto update which I stopped & did the .net first & in the proper order. It's summit to do with the way it auto downloads in the wrong order that messes it up.

I have about 50 updates and it would probably be just as quick to reinstall Windows :eek:
 

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But then you would lose your progs etc.
You don't have to go mental, Just delete a recent batch & then try to instal .net
 
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But then you would lose your progs etc.
You don't have to go mental, Just delete a recent batch & then try to instal .net

Okay I just removed the last seven, which is all the updates for 2009 so far. I'll reboot and try Windows update afterwards.
 
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What's it say in the log?

It has hundreds of lines of text, if not thousands. Here are some of them, up to the most recent.

[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2BA00471-0328-3743-93BD-FA813353A783}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2BA00471-0328-3743-93BD-FA813353A783}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{477F6F49-D17C-3D0D-9D14-ADCFBDA3DDF5}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{477F6F49-D17C-3D0D-9D14-ADCFBDA3DDF5}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A3051CD0-2F64-3813-A88D-B8DCCDE8F8C7}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A3051CD0-2F64-3813-A88D-B8DCCDE8F8C7}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0*, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0*'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Section [Registry - .NET Framework 3.0] - stop parsing entries
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Section [Registry - .NET Framework 3.5] - start parsing entries
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v3.5, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v3.5'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{352FF169-2BAE-30AC-AE48-D819D208C79C}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{352FF169-2BAE-30AC-AE48-D819D208C79C}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8E7D9374-438A-3E7F-95A2-99B7D67838EB}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8E7D9374-438A-3E7F-95A2-99B7D67838EB}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B01BC52C-90DA-49EB-94D6-F48014104667}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B01BC52C-90DA-49EB-94D6-F48014104667}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EF2EDF1C-9418-3A80-8CBA-2C3C5E7FF3DB}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EF2EDF1C-9418-3A80-8CBA-2C3C5E7FF3DB}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CE2CDD62-0124-36CA-84D3-9F4DCF5C5BD9}, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CE2CDD62-0124-36CA-84D3-9F4DCF5C5BD9}'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Found entry HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5*, performing action now
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Deleting registry key 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5*'
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Section [Registry - .NET Framework 3.5] - stop parsing entries
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Not running action 'Registry - .NET Framework 2.0 (Wow6432Node)' for product '.NET Framework - All Versions (Tablet PC and Media Center)' because the OS condition does not match
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Not running action 'Registry - .NET Framework 3.0 (Wow6432Node)' for product '.NET Framework - All Versions (Tablet PC and Media Center)' because the OS condition does not match
[04/09/09,11:59:26] Not running action 'Registry - .NET Framework 3.5 (Wow6432Node)' for product '.NET Framework - All Versions (Tablet PC and Media Center)' because the OS condition does not match
[04/09/09,11:59:26] ****ERROR**** Cleanup failed for product .NET Framework - All Versions (Tablet PC and Media Center)
[04/09/09,11:59:48] Cleanup utility exiting with return value 100
 
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Right the cleanup tool 'succeeds' (allegedly) if you select the individual versions from the menu, rather than choosing to cleanup all of them at once.

However, the installer of 3.0 or 3.5 still both fail in exactly the same way.

This is a real pain in the bottom...
 
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"because the OS condition does not match"

That makes no sense - that log is rubbish lol. Well, as other have said, this must have something to do with an update somewhere along the line where something in the OS has changed which has somehow affected the way that .NET works.

What's eventvwr show? Anything out of the ordinary?
 
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