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NET Framework 1.1 will not install on my computer

Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
January 19, 2006 8:47:54 AM

I have tried everything I can think of - several programs I am trying to install require NET Framework to run. When I try to install it, it tells me that it failed and to contact product support. Since I do not have $99 an hour to pay Microsoft, I need to find the answer myself. I downloaded the newest copy from Microsoft, and even installed NET framework 2 but nothing helps. My machine does not show it as installed. Can someone help me? Thanks.
January 20, 2006 5:38:34 AM

Make sure you have SP 6.0a installed. Also must have IE the latest, and patched.
January 22, 2006 3:25:01 AM

I have all the latest updates, at least that is what I am told when I go in to see if there are any updates available. The one you mentioned is for Windows NT Server 4.0 and I have Windows XP Home on this machine. I am confused. Please reply. Thanks.
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April 15, 2007 8:30:40 PM

I had the same problem- this may sound crazy but it worked for me- download the free quickbooks program Simple start free edition from
This program will install the net framework 1.1 when you go to install it-
and download and install the met framework 1.0 program- you can then install the Quickbooks program, which will install netframework 1.1 and should not have any problems
April 18, 2007 1:44:25 AM

Sorry I never came back on and told the results. After many attempts, searches, and asking anyone and everyone, I finally got in touch with someone from Microsoft. He worked with me for quite a while until we finally corrected whatever was causing the problem and fixed it. The reason it was important to me was I could not install and use Quickbooks without it. I don't really understand what the problem was so unfortunately I cannot help anyone else. All I can say is keep after it if you have the problem.
October 9, 2009 4:10:36 AM

make sure you're downloading the 2.0 redistributable version, and not the one microsoft gives you in the optional software selection during updates. that one is useless.

they're the ones who designed it, i dont know why they didn't program it to actually work with the system they designed. i guess they're not the best.

here is the link to get the correct, working version for xp