Programming is Passion,Software Development is an Adventure- Willy David Jr

Programming is Passion,Software Development is an Adventure- Willy David Jr

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 Stick out tongue. 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


cruizer said:

funny that the software that wasn't working properly with the Microsoft .NET Framework was from Microsoft itself :P

# January 15, 2008 7:22 PM

willydavidjr said:

Hahaha, well, it was only now that I realized that they came from one source, Microsoft.

# January 15, 2008 9:23 PM

Mr Fantastic said:

Well, Microsoft always release software that is FULL OF BUGS...

# January 15, 2008 9:58 PM

willydavidjr said:

Hmm, no comment on that. =)

# January 16, 2008 12:28 AM

Nickywan said:

# January 18, 2008 1:59 AM

willydavidjr said:

Well I think they need to publish that link on Microsoft support database.

# January 19, 2008 1:59 AM

torrnova said:

thx lad. i was also struggling while uninstalling .NET Frameworks as i had almost every version of it. i succesfully uninstalled 1.1,2.0 and 3.0 but couldnt manage uninstalling 2.0 SP and 3.0 SP... after i made a little search i found out your article here and it worked...the main idea is first uninstall the latest :))

# February 24, 2008 4:00 AM

willydavidjr said:

Well your welcome for that. I appreciate that I help you solve your problem with my blog. Cool!

# February 24, 2008 6:48 PM

fritz03 said:

have you tried using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility?

# March 3, 2008 8:56 AM

zxevil172 said:

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# March 27, 2008 6:27 PM

zxevil172 said:

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# March 27, 2008 6:30 PM

Susanna said:

I've had similar problems. And can now not use Paint.NET which i've had no problems doing before.

I can.t install security updates either.

I'm very sad .

Susanna from Denmark

# April 15, 2008 11:50 AM

willydavidjr said:

Hi Susanna, I want to help you with your problem. Do you have email address? Please send me a detail of it on willydavidjr at yahoo dot com. I will be glad to help you with your issue. Thanks.

# April 15, 2008 6:56 PM

Cassidy said:

I'm having a similar problem. I'm running Windows XP Professional Edition: Only the .Net Framework 1.1, .Net Framework 1.1 Hotfix, .Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 are installed.

The latter program won't uninstall, and I even tried using an uninstaller, not just the Windows one.

Like Susanna I can no longer use Paint.Net, and two other programs also - error message: ">my program< has an encountered a problem and needs to close". The programs don't even open, the message just comes up.

It's very sad and most frustrating. I'd really appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance.

# May 11, 2008 1:45 PM

willydavidjr said:

Remove first the Service Pack 1 of .NET 2.0 Framework before actually uninstalling the .NET Framework 2.0. The main reason why it didn't run is you are uninstalling the files which are already corrupter or conflicting. So you need to re-install it so that you have a fresh install of .NET 2.0 before running the PAINT.NET. Got it?

# May 18, 2008 8:21 AM

Cassidy said:

Further to previous post, here's the link where I found the instructions that solved my problem.

All the best to you...

# June 4, 2008 2:00 PM

willydavidjr said:

Thanks for that Cassidy, it would be a great help in the future. Best regards!

# June 4, 2008 11:10 PM