..... I've been trying to fix this thing on and off for months now. I followed
Sam-R's steps to the letter but to no avail. But along with his information
and many others I accidentally stumbled into the same fix, for my situation,
of two boxes; one win2k Pro and the other XP Pro. This is what my most recent
approach has been (I've lost all procedural concepts along the way with this
..... The same as Sam-R has done, go into ADD/REMOVE and remove any and all
traces of anything that has (.NET) in it IF you can.
..... Go to WINDOWS INSTALL CLEANUP and remove anything that has (.NET
..... Download and run dotnetfx.exe
and when it asks if you want to install NET FRAMEWORKS say yes and let it
.....You may also need to download "NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe"
and install it in the same directory, run it after running (dotnetfx.exe if
..... Now, once all of the above has been accomplished, DOWNLOAD and run each
of these two files IN order.
..... ( NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe)
..... Both of these files will ask for your acceptance and will take a while
to install (3-6 or so minutes). After the install finishes for both, go to
WINDOWS UPDATE and download any additional (.NET FRAMEWORK) and install
normally. This is what worked for me and finally removed the gold shield from
the bottom of my screen.
..... Wish whoever well and will be listening for your comments.
> Try this. It was posted here in July.
> 1) Go to the control panel and select the add/remove software tool
> then TRY and remove everything with .NET in the name. If you can
> remove everything go to step 3. If you cannot remove everything go to
> step 2.
> 2) Go and download the windows installer clean up tool at:
> run the windows installer clean up tool and BE CAREFUL to only select
> the .NET items from the list and remove them. Note: this will likely
> leave the names as "dead links" in the Add/Remove Software list
> (ahhh ...Microsoft thoroughness at its best) but not to worry they
> will do no harm and will get fixed when we finish. It's possible to
> clean them up but let's stay out of the registry :-)
> 3) Go and get the file "dotnetfx.exe" this is ".NET 1.1" from:
> install it.
> 4) Go and get the file "NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe" this is the ".NET
> 1.1 service pack 1"
> install it.
> 5) Install the SECURITY patch, the dreaded KB928366, we have all grown
> to hate. You can install it from the Windows Update program (be sure
> to ONLY select the KB928366 patch and NOTHING else, we dont want to
> put back 2.0 or 3.0 yet). It's OK go ahead and click ...it will be
> alright...you can do it...it's just one more time... :-)
> 6) Re-run the Windows Update and you can add back in .NET 2.0 and 3.0
> <Eugene H Brown> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >I now have 83 downloads and same amount of "Install Failures" for
> >Microsoft's KB928366 along with 25 plus online unanswered inquiries to
> >microsoft.com, all of which I've never encountered such an upfront sign of
> >total failure from Gate's Micrsoft.com
> > If you EVER find a FIX for this MS Mess please let me know of solution
> > procedure.
> > Meanwhile, I don't think a fix is forthcomng from this now sinking
> > ship-MS. So am spending too much considerable time to NEVER AGAIN be
> > abandoned by another OS Giant run by a an non-operative customer support
> > team. I believe Apple's MAC appears to be a considerable alternative in
> > favor of available. I now search to both learn about new to me MAC OS.
> > And of course a good deal on new investment. ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED.
> > Sincerely,
> > Eugene H Brown
> > 13617 Porter Creek Rd
> > Charlotte, NC 28262-1659
> > 704.503.4740
> > email@example.com
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