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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    It must have been during an update that I neglected to deselect one of it's (EAC's) default options.

    Here's a new question, Now that I have downloaded the .Net files, (having deleted the old ones), the installer wants to no where I want them extracted to.!?

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    So, you've use the tool, and its removed all of the net installs?? Go back to Windowsupdate and let it install the updates. Because if you install them in the wrong order, you'll be starting all over again

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    I had the identical problem to the OP on my wife's computer. That PC has been causing problems for quite some time (excessive slowness, terrible response times) and I couldn't identify or solve whatever was causing this. I used the "dotnetfx_cleanup_tool" (thanks for the steer), and got rid of v's 3.5 and 4.0. Not long after I finished, Windows Update fired up and successfully installed two security updates. Not only that, the problems with the PC seem to have gone away... Coincidence? No other applications seem to have been impacted by removal of those two versions of Net. Framework.

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Win.update doesn't seem to be aware that .NET Framework is missing from my system! There are 2 .NET Framework files among the optional updates, 1.1, 4 and 3.5 sp1 which was not removed from my system.

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Do any net framework installs / updates appear in add/remove programs then?? If they do uninstall them

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    Vince, I had that problem some months back, I have XP SP3 as you do, a phonecall to xtra help solved it - do as Speedy says 'cause thats exactly what the help did - otherwise get on the phone, cheers

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    I installed everything windows update was offering, 100 MB download.
    When I went back for an update that had to be installed separately,
    I found 8 .NET Framework files waiting to be downloaded!

    There were 2 updates for .NET Framework 1.1 sp1 waiting for me this morning, which installed flawlessly.

    I think the problem is solved.
    As a bonus, I now have an up to date Internet explorer which doesn't cause my programs to stop working.
    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Sweet you have to be careful with some of the later versions of net framework. It does say you HAVE to install some separately from other versions.

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Windows update won't let you install both at the same time, or in the wrong order.

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    IT pros always just say "install windows updates" instead of saying "i don't have a clue"

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