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How can I successfully install .NET FrameworK 2.0?

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I have attempted to install .NET Framework 2.0 from the Microsoft download site, but the installation fails. The message I get is shown in the screenshot below.

Please let me know what I need to do to ensure that I can install .NET Framework successfully.

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TimCottee,
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InstallRoot is a registry value of type REG_SZ in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\.NetFramework. It usually points to "%windir%\Microsoft.Net\Framework" in x86 and "%windir%\Microsoft.Net\Framework64" in x64/ia64 (replace %windir% with your real Windows directory.)
Thank you for that. However It's double dutch to me. Th ereason is that in my Registry there is no Microsoft.Net entry in HKLM.
Could you give me a step by step set of instructions what I need to do to implement these instructions.
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jaime_olivares,
Thank you for that link. I had a look at the suggestion and I am more than reluctant to implement them. The reason is the the Registry %windir\WinSXS\Policies has many entries in it already. It could be they are all without value but it seems somewhat drastic to remove the whole sub-directory.
Have you got any suggestions of how to proceed.
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>>The reason is the the Registry %windir\WinSXS\Policies has many entries in it already
My proposal talks about to remove a hard disk folder, not a registry key.
Also you can rename it temporarily while installing.

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The hard disk folder %windir\WinSXS\Policies has 32 entries in it. I find it hard to believe that the whole folder should be removed. Pleased advise...
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just try to rename it, as I suggested, or post all your entries in that folder.

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TimCottee and  jaime_olivares,
OK, I have:
- renamed the %windir\WinSXS\Policies sub-directory and tried re-installing .NETFramework but without success.
- tried the Registry fix but so far it's done nothing to overcome the problem.
I need some serious help on this issue please.
 
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Are you really saying we are not serious? We both have answered more than 9,000 questions in this community.

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jaime_olivares,
Please don't be so sensitive about a straightforward request. I also am a regular contributor to EE. I would hardly have addressed you both directly if it was meant to be an insult! I am also aware that you both have accumulated many points here and both also have a broad IT knowledge.
I am simply saying that I haven't got a solution yet. As far as I'm concerned that's a serious problem for me and I need some serious help in solving the problem. I have no doubt that the help you have already given is serious - otherwise I wouldn't have tried what you suggested. However so far it hasn't cracked the problem. It's probably something that I just don't understand - thus I need further help.
Hopefully you will still help if you aren't too upset!
Patrick
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The problem is that these kind of problems have lots of causes. There is no much to do than trying to shut and expect to target the real problem.
Besides that, the error message is documented in many internet pages, so, it has to be something mentioned and you should try to stick with the suggestions up to exhaust all possibilities.

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I have tried the proposed solutions every which way, all so far without success. Neither the Registry fix, nor the Policies fix does anything to overcome the problem. I will persevere with them as recommended, but I am quickly running out of variations that I can try when using those fixes. I will report on progress in due course.
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