Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool : Fix .NET Problems in Windows

Since the initial release of the Microsoft .NET framework version 1.0 in 2001, it has become a well established technology for program development. Microsoft has also been continuously pushing .NET to its customers by making it an integrated component of Windows Vista and 7. Almost half of the newer programs available for Windows today, seem to be designed using this technology. With so much widespread use of .NET framework, it is bound to have some problems with its setup or updates. Now you can fix all the .NET installation or update problems using the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool.

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. This tool also tries to resolve these problems by applying known fixes or by repairing the installed .NET product. The tool can also be used to repair corrupted Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installations, including .NET Framework 4 language packs. It works in four steps – troubleshoot the problem, apply the known fixes, repair .NET installation and collect logs. You should not that this tool only supports fixing the .NET version 4.0 installation.

You can download and install Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool from the Microsoft’s website. The download is only around 800 kilobytes. When you run the program for the first time, it would present you with a license agreement window. You can proceed only after accepting their terms of license. Check the checkbox labeled I have read and accept terms of license and click on the Next button as shown.

Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

This tool runs in the wizard mode. After you click the Next button it would start finding problems you are having with .NET installation or update. Then it would make known changes to fix those problems like changing access control list for certain files, re-registering or restarting Windows installer service, etc. These changes requires your consent and you can give your permission by clicking on the Next button as shown.

Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

After this, changes would be made and hopefully now you would be able to install or update your .NET framework. In the final step, if you click on the Finish button, then a collection of logs on your system would be sent to the Microsoft’s servers. But you may skip this step by clicking on the Cancel button.

Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

So if you are having some serious problems when trying to install the .NET framework in Windows or when trying to update it, then you can try the Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool to automatically troubleshoot the problem and fix it. It can save your valuable time and is much better than trying to fix these issues yourself. You can download it from

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