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Unable toinstall Microsoft .NETFramework 3.5 service pack etc.


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MichaelTrumpetPlayer

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Now that I have my Nvidia card replaced and the PC is running nicely I'd like to move on with a problem dogging me for some time now.

Every time I try to install "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. Service Pack 1 / .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86" it fails to install. This has gone on for some time now. I've gotten used to ignoring it but I wonder if it's important and why it will not install.

Thank you kindly.
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Have we met before? You look really familiar... :)

Do you have Service Pack 3 installed to your XP? SP3 has been causing some problems with the .NET platform on some machines.

Download the Full Redistributable .NET framework package from Microsoft and see if it will install. (This is a direct download.)
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One step ahead of you this time. I already downloaded the full install. It failed as well howver I had a couple of other things running at the same time. I know, I know...

I'll shut down everything and try again.
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You may want to run this .net framework cleanup tool in case you have remnants of old failed installs which can cause similar problems to what you are having. Read the instructions, and follow them. After you run the software, reboot, and then try to do the full install. The cleanup tool is found here: http://www.aboutonli...-net-framework/
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Thanks, I'll try that too. After shutting down everything the .NET update failed again. I see through Goooooooogle this is not an uncommon experience. Way to go, Microsoft.
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How do I know when that thing is finished? I suppose it would be best to go straight off to the Microsoft update page and re-download all the stuff it just removed?
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It worked!

The un-install provided through the link removed .NET - all updates. Then I was able to install .NET 3.5.

Now, do I need to go back and add the others? Or does 3.5 superceed all others?

At least the nagging is over. I'm happy for that!

You folks have a marvelous site here. I wish I had discovered you a long time ago. I wish I had half the knowledge you all have as well.

I'm a happy "customer."

Now, if I can just re-turn to the work force...
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Now, a word or two about HP updates.

HP updates seem always to cause delays and/or problems. It seems every time I want to shut down the PC or re-boot it on purpose, there is an HP update gumming up the works. Half the time the HP updates down't work anyway.

I'm STILL getting a pointless error message on boot-up informing me the Deskjet 9800 printer supposedly "isn't" installed and that the "tool box" is not available because it's not installed. Poppycock! The printer works just fine. I don't understand this silly message.
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Try uninstalling then reinstalling your printer software.

The HP Updater can be disabled or uninstalled (if memory serves). It's more bloat than program anyway.
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