.Net Framework 2.0 on Windows 7
Posted on 2009-12-29
.NET 2.0 not installed
after upgrade to Windows 7
Here is the problem I am experiencing with a client's computer.
The Dell computer originally had Vista Home Premium installed. The client installed Windows 7; distribution disk supplied by Dell.
On the first boot after installation (and every other subsequent boot) a message comes up that saying that .Net Framwork 2.0 is not installed. The message supplies a link to download the necessary program.
The user has (several times) clicked the link and downloaded and installed the .Net Framework and rebooted. The same message showed, indicating that .Net 2.0 is not installed.
The client eventually downloaded and installed .Net Framework 3.5.
Everytime the computer boots the same message appears indicating that .Net 2.0 is not installed.
Then the client called me.
I tried turning on the .Net 3.5 Framework service (somewhere in the control panel) and rebooting. This did not solve the problem.
I researched the problem and someone suggested removing all versions of .Net framework back to 2.0, but I cannot find how to remove it.
Control Panel --> Programs does not show any version of .Net Framework. Therefore I cannot remove it.
Our last resort is to reinstall Windows 7, wiping out everything currently established on the unit. Since the client indicates that the message regarding .Net Framework appeared at the first boot after install I don't know that a reinstall would help us make any progress in getting rid of this problem.