Re: Net Framework Update
"Edward W. Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Here we go again! It seems that each time there is an update to Net
> Framework it doesn't install on my machine unless I remove all versions and
> reinstall from scratch. To say this is tiresome is an understatement. Has
> anyone any idea how to 'repair' Net Framework without uninstall and
> reinstall or better still how to prevent the problem (whatever the problem
> is) occuring in the first place.
In my case it was simply a matter of doing the analysis using the logs
to see what the problem was and then avoid that. In fact, I found out
that when I installed it manually a message window popped up which
could have saved me digging into the logs if I had believed what it was
telling me. The message said I had other beta products installed which
must be uninstalled before the .NET framework could be updated.
So, eventually I found in Add/Remove programs that indeed I did have
a Win Fx Beta installed. I removed that and the .NET Framework update
was rerun without further difficulty.
My impression so far is that the procedure of completely uninstalling all
..NET Frameworks is just a tactic which avoids all analysis and smaller
avoidance procedures based on such analysis.
> What puzzles me is there seems to be no indication that there is a 'problem'
> with Net Framework except when I come to install an update.
No puzzle here. That may be the only time dependency checking needs
to be done.