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Windows 7: Program is asking for a version of .NET Framework that I'm ahead of

25 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (SP1) 64-Bit
Program is asking for a version of .NET Framework that I'm ahead of

I need to use a specific (no named)
program to help create a mod for a
game im playing, but the program is asking
for an earlier version of .NET Framework.

I tried searching to see if i could install an earlier version, but all
i could find what that i couldn't.

Program is asking for a version of .NET Framework that I'm ahead of-nethelp.png

anyone know how to deal with this?

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26 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

.NET 4.6 is supposed to include 4.0, and probably won't let you install 4.0.

I suspect that the program that you're trying to use is hard coded to expect .NET 4.0, and it won't use 4.6.

You'll have to uninstall 4.6, install 4.0, and then reinstall 4.6 again.

.NET versions can be found here:

.NET 4.0:

.NET 4.6:
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26 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Look in the program's folder if it contains a ".config" file, named exactly the same as the main executable you're running. .NET programs must specify particular framework versions in this file, which can be easily edited if it needs to.

In your case, it should be named "The Sims 4 Buff and Trait Factory.exe.config". If it exist, post it here for analysis.
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