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RE: SOLUTION to the .net "failed to install" update

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RE: SOLUTION to the .net "failed to install" update
Dear George, As I consider myself a Novice user, of 4 yrs now, I sure hope I
get this right, otherwise it is gonna cost me a small fortune to get it
fixed, but saying that, I just wanted to thank you very much for your post.
This has been bugging me forever!!!!
Wish me luck. Jo Perth, Western Australia.

"georgef" wrote:

> Folks - I don't remember who posted the below (I shall not take credit), but
> this worked for me. The "George" in the signature line below, is another
> George, not me.
>
> ====================
>
> Here is EXACTLY what you do to solve this problem for Windows XP 32
> bit. If you happen to have a rarer 64 bit version, server OS, or
> SOMETHING else follow the same general instructions but get the
> version of the files appropriate for your system but first, Microsoft
> has pissed me off beyond belief. I looked in my log and this same
> thing happened 6/2006...thanks MSFT for torturing us again this year.
> I thought it was a familiar feeling...nice branding...this is a huge
> humiliation for their .NET team in my opinion or perhaps we should
> start calling them the .NOT team...anyway....
>
> Steps:
> 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:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
>
> 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:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> install it.
>
> 4) Go and get the file "NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe" this is the ".NET
> 1.1 service pack 1" from: my personal website (JUST KIDDING,
> RELAX...get everything of course from a microsoft.com domain)
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> 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
>
> 7) Post to thank me...
>
> Now WHY hasn't Microsoft posted instructions yet? .... What is UP?!
>
> Good night!
>
> George
>
>

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