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Windows 7: microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

02 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

i can not get microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to install and i need it for a software update. any suggestions?

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02 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Just shooting in the dark. Try to download and install .net Framework 4 from here. No harm trying and if it succeeds you will be having the latest .net. Good luck.
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03 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium

thank you but i already have .net 4. the software (Western Digital Passport Update) says it will not work with net.2 or net.4.
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03 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Again a blind shot. Please check whether this thread could be of any help.

Perhaps only those who experienced such a problem and resolved it could give a definite solution.

And the specific error message you get may perhaps get others cracking on it. ( not me. I retire. )
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03 Nov 2010   #5

windows 7 home premium

i have decided not to use the software that came with the device. i am going to use FBackup 4. i used it to back up movies and it seemed to work. thanks
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03 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Its absolutely fine and your choice.

But what baffles me is that how any program could only ask for a specific lower version. Generally we run across " Windows XP or higher, IE 5 or higher" and so on.

In this connection and related to .net, before ordering Nero 10 Multimedia suite, I made a quick research.

.Net 3.5 SP1 is one of the minimum requirements. The package itself will download it and install, if one does not have it already.

But then many people experienced problems with it during the installation of Nero 10 Suite.

In the light of this, I decided to download and install 3.5 SP1 independently before installing Nero 10 Suite. In the process I stumbled upon .net4, downloaded and installed it.

Afterwards installation of Nero 10 went on smoothly without any problem whatsoever. I then left a blog in the cnet forum that any one wanting to install Nero 10 suite may do well if they download .net4 and install it beforehand, to avoid any problems.

Nero 10 did not demand that it should only be .net3.5 SP1 and not .net4.
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03 Nov 2010   #7

windows 7 home premium

western digital specifically stated that "
NOTE: To update to this version of WD SmartWare you must have Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework installed on your computer.
WD SmartWare 1.3 will only work with Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework. WD SmartWare 1.3 will not work with Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.x or version 4.x.
If you don't already have the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install it." i have the dotNetFx 3.5 setup on my desktop when ever i click it to run windows 7 permission page comes up, i click yes and the desktop screen just flashes the permission screen disappears and then nothing after that. i would like to use the wd software but i can't get past this problem.
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