All recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system come with a version of the Microsoft .Net Framework preinstalled. Updates have been released for the .Net Framework that Windows users can install on their systems, and while those updates complete without issues on most systems, it can happen that they do not complete correctly on some.
The best way to deal with .Net Framework related issues up until now was to use verification and cleanup tools for that purpose. The cleanup tool for instance is a third party program that removes all traces of the .Net framework that have been installed on top of the version that the operating system shipped with. The idea here was to remove all user-installed traces of the Net Framework, before retrying the installation or update anew.
Microsoft yesterday has released the Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool which is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system from Windows XP to the latest release versions. The program analyzes the state of the .Net Framework installation on the system before it tries fixes for known issues that could have corrupted the installation or update of the framework on the system.
The Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool detects and tries to fix some frequently occurring issues with the setup of or with updates to the Microsoft .NET Framework.
The troubleshooting steps are the following:
The program scans the system and displays its findings in a recommended changes window afterwards. Here you see the issues that it has discovered, and the suggestions to fix those issues. It is still up to you to go ahead and apply those changes to the system, or click on the cancel button to stop the troubleshooting and repair process at this point.
If you go ahead, you are then presented with another screen where the data can be submitted to Microsoft. If you click finish here, the information will be submitted to Microsoft for further analysis. If you do not want that, click on cancel instead.
The Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool is an official Microsoft application, and I would recommend running it first before you try the Net Cleanup Tool. (via Techdows)
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