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    Updates (KB 2836939 and ...40) won't update

    Vista 64 bit. The problem children are .NET updates, and a couple of years ago I couldn't get a .NET update to load. Eventually the computer quit nagging me about it. Now I am prompted to run Windows Update for these two items every time I shut down, and the screen messages say they have been run. Today I ran FIXIT, which said it solved some problems, but apparently not the ones I needed to solve.

    I found a post on the lounge that suggested a prior user delete and re-install the .NET framework, but the wordpress article it pointed to was 2003, so I don't know whether to try it.

    Advice would be much appreciated!

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    Yes. Deleting all versions of .net and reinstalling the latest version will normally fix .net windows update issues. This is a common problem.

    Jerry

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    Can you point me to instructions for doing so, or are the 2003 instructions on the wordpress site still good?

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    1 Goto Control Panel > Programs and features
    2. Scroll down to Microsoft .Net Framework, Highlight it, and click on uninstall
    3. Repeat for all other entries containing .Net Framework
    4. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=17851 and download .net Framework 4 and install it.
    5. Rerun Windows update.

    Jerry

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    I'm trying to solve the same problem, but my list of .net installations keeps returning "application cannot be uninstalled" messages. Any ideas?

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    Try the .net cleanup tool :
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/arc...8/8904493.aspx

    Jerry

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