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HEEEEELP!!! .NET 3.5 is killing me

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  1. Stumickel

    Stumickel Junior Member

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    I REALLY need some advice on how to install this fucking .NET 3.5.

    Lots of programs are starting to use this thing, including some choice BH tools.

    I already have .NET 2.0 and was making do with that (until I just now uninstalled it). I got so irritated the last time I tried to install .NET 3.5, I gave up after 3 days in hell and reinstalled 2.0.

    Now I really do need this damn 3.5 thing. I have a Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, several G of hard disk left over, Windows XP SP2, so this shouldn't be rocket science.

    I have gotten two kinds of message so far during failed installations:


    MSI returned error code 1603. WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Windows Communication Foundation is not installed.​


    and


    MSI returned error code 1603. WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a is not installed.​


    If there is some kind soul out there, I can provide an verbose MSI log of a failed installation (and the sucker does not even have "return value 3" anywhere on it).

    I have done everything I can think of. I would be enormously grateful for any help.
     
  2. ugorrogu

    ugorrogu Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Have you looked at the readme file? If not take a look at this
    hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/9/a/e/9ae0f6cc-7032-408e-9ca7-989f9e4af4ec/dotNetReadMe.htm

    I also heard that it could be do to some issues with IIS(registry related), so if you have it installed try uninstalling it.
     
  3. DeskCoder

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    Are you just trying to install the framework?

    The 3.5 Framework is actually just the 2.0 Framework with a new additions added in ...
     
  4. Stumickel

    Stumickel Junior Member

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    Thanks, guys, but I already covered this stuff.

    I have geek terminology coming out my ears and I am not geek. There's a dude named Aaron Stebner who is an expert in .NET. I have been all over his blog and I still can't get this thing going.

    The problem is that the installation program is almost entirely automatic. Then when it shuts down, it simply says those lame-ass phrases above. I can't get past the shut-down. It won't install.
     
  5. ugorrogu

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    On their support page I found this hxxp://support.microsoft.com/kb/923100/en-us

    hope it helps.
     
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  6. Stumickel

    Stumickel Junior Member

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    ugorrogu,

    This is one I had not seen yet. I am going to try out the total clean and reinstall of all previous versions in sequence.

    It may work and it may not, but thanks for that tip. At least it keeps hope alive.
     
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    Thanks htownzz.

    I found the problem. .NET 3.0 on up does not run on XP Home Edition.

    On official specs pages, Microsoft claims that .NET 3.0 (and higher) "supports" Windows XP Home Edition. What it does not inform is that .NET 3.0 (and higher) won't work with XP Home Edition this side of hell.

    .NET 3.0 (and higher) needs IIS (Internet Information Services) to install and run. XP Home Edition does not come with that. In fact, it is almost impossible to get IIS running with XP Home Edition.

    Windows XP Pro (and Vista) comes with IIS, although it is very restricted on Vista Home edition. I have not yet understood whether Vista Home edition can run .NET 3.0. On Google searches, some say yes, some say no.

    I upgraded from XP Home Edition to XP Pro. Then I enabled IIS, then installed .NET 3.0. (I had already installed all the previous versions and service packs, one-by-one.) There is still a glitch with .NET 3.1 SP1 and .NET 3.5, but Mount Everest isn't climbed in a day.

    This is all bullshit, though. Technically, I guess it is OK to say .NET 3.0 "supports" XP Home Edition, but the simple fact is that there is no way in hell XP Home Edition is going to run IIS. And .NET 3.0 needs IIS. So what's the point? It's misleading to say that.

    I have been through about 3 days figuring out this stuff and installing, uninstalling, etc.

    What all this REALLY means is that toe-sucking Microsoft slurps over a big fat honking green weenie and calls the rest of the world "sucker."
     
  9. htownzz

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    Stumickel - I was assuming that you were installing the frameworks on XP Pro edition. The home edition does't come with IIS and neither you can install on it (there is a hack to it but is not recommended). IIS is required to run those frameworks and do development. You need the XP Pro edition to install the frameworks and do development in .NET. I have not tested it on Vista yet and therefore, can't comment on it.
    Once you install 2.0 framework, install 3.5 instead of 3.0 framework.
    Let me know