Problem Uninstalling .NET Framework 2.0
Wow, this was my first blog of the year. But my new year was welcomed by a problem. I have this problem uninstalling .NET framework 2.0. The problem was, that my application I want to install, specifically it was an API from Microsoft Dynamics ver.10. The API cannot detect that I have a 2.0 on my machine but to tell you, I am pretty sure that I have it clean and working. I noticed also that my 2.0 framework installed was a service pack 1 update, that's why I wonder maybe it cannot detect 2.0 because it was already a service pack 1? It makes sense so I try to uninstall .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, but here is the problem, my machine cannot uninstall .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 because it always raises another error which says it cannot uninstall the framework because it may affect other program which uses it. Arrg, it may use other program, but I want to uninstall it temporarily to give way to my API. A
After a couple of hours, searching the net, I found nothing. It may have the same problem but their solution doesn't work on my part. So what I did is this, I tried to uninstall first my .NET Framework 3.5, then 3.0. Well, it was a risk because I am also using those framework, then tried to uninstall 2.0 Service Pack 1. With a twist of luck, it was a success.
Maybe Microsoft should put this on their database support files . They have some links when I've got those error messages but when I check the link, it was not a good help because their link was blank.
- Willy David Jr