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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date ??? .

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Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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I'm not sure what installer you used. Here is the .NET 4 web installer:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=17851


Installing .NET 4.0 is unrelated to Windows Update.
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That is the installer. On Windows 7 is related to Windows Update.

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That is the installer. On Windows 7 is related to Windows Update.

On Windows 7 only .NET 3.5 is managed as an OS component. .NET Framework versions are effectively different products. Windows Update on Windows 7 will only install .NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5 updates if .NET Framework 4. or 4.5 are already installed and "Install updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" is selected in update options.

EDIT: It seems like the issue may be a problem with Windows Installer.
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With Windows Installer? You mean the .msi files opener, right?

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With Windows Installer? You mean the .msi files opener, right?

Yep, it's a massive pain when it decides to stop working.

I found this Fixit tool which claims to fix install/uninstall issues:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/program_install_and_uninstall

here is another I found, though it may be the one you mentioned running:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=30135



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But I can install just fine other programs. And, did you read that I got error 1060 and 5 when I tried something on Windows Update? I don't think can be related to Windows Installer, but I'll still try it, but only tommorow. Now I'm just listening to music and then go to sleep. In Romania it is 00:05.

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The second program that you gave me said that it cannot fix the issue and will send to MS some logs. I will attach them in a separate reply. The names for the logs:
C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log

C:\Windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\FixDotNet.log

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\NetFxSetupEvents.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64_decompression_log.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_dotNetFx40_Full_setup_decompression_log.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_NetFxRepairTool_decompression_log.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_SetupUtility.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_TMPD6E1.tmp_decompression_log.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_TMPE650.tmp_decompression_log.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool Legacy_20151208_152130854-netfx35_x86.exe.txt

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup_20151208_151429471.html

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup_20151208_152439183.html

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup_20151207_202927303.html

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool Legacy_20151208_152130854.html

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool_20151208_152030120.html

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\FixDotNet_HKCR_Installer.regdump

C:\Users\Alexa\AppData\Local\Temp\FixDotNet_HKLM_Installer.regdump

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dd_dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64_decompress ion_log.txt:



[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] === Logging started: 2015/12/08 15:24:24 ===
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Executable: C:\Users\Alexa\Downloads\dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe v4.0.30319.1
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] --- logging level: standard ---
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Successfully bound to the ClusApi.dll
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Error 0x80070424: Failed to open the current cluster
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Cluster drive map: ''
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'C:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'D:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'E:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'F:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'H:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Drive 'H:\' is rejected because of the unknown or unsuitable drive type
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'I:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'J:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Drive 'J:\' is rejected because of the unknown or unsuitable drive type
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Considering drive: 'K:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Drive 'F:\' has been selected as the largest fixed drive
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Directory 'F:\9ddbf7ac9ce2d20563d19cfe3463\' has been selected for file extraction
[12/8/2015, 15:24:24] Extracting files to: F:\9ddbf7ac9ce2d20563d19cfe3463\
[12/8/2015, 15:24:31] Extraction took 7.110 seconds
[12/8/2015, 15:24:31] Executing command line: 'F:\9ddbf7ac9ce2d20563d19cfe3463\\Setup.exe   /x86 /x64'
[12/8/2015, 15:27:44] Exiting with result code: 0x0
[12/8/2015, 15:27:44] === Logging stopped: 2015/12/08 15:27:44 ===



dd_NetFxRepairTool_decompression_log.tx t



[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] === Logging started: 2015/12/08 15:13:32 ===
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Executable: C:\Users\Alexa\Downloads\NetFxRepairTool.exe v4.5.52207.36207
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] --- logging level: standard ---
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Successfully bound to the ClusApi.dll
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Error 0x80070424: Failed to open the current cluster
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Cluster drive map: ''
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'C:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'D:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'E:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'F:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'H:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Drive 'H:\' is rejected because of the unknown or unsuitable drive type
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'I:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'J:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Drive 'J:\' is rejected because of the unknown or unsuitable drive type
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Considering drive: 'K:\'...
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Drive 'F:\' has been selected as the largest fixed drive
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Directory 'F:\2eb2427834b38521f82938ebb86056\' has been selected for file extraction
[12/8/2015, 15:13:32] Extracting files to: F:\2eb2427834b38521f82938ebb86056\
[12/8/2015, 15:13:33] Extraction took 360 milliseconds
[12/8/2015, 15:13:33] Executing command line: 'F:\2eb2427834b38521f82938ebb86056\FixDotNet.exe  '
[12/8/2015, 15:33:58] Exiting with result code: 0x0
[12/8/2015, 15:33:58] === Logging stopped: 2015/12/08 15:33:58 ===



dd_SetupUtillity:



[12/07/15,20:30:18] ==========Session Start============
[12/07/15,20:30:18] SetupUtility.exe /aupause
[12/07/15,20:30:18] Pausing Automatic Updates ...
[12/07/15,20:30:18] ... succeeded.
[12/07/15,20:30:18] ===========Session End=============
[12/08/15,15:15:23] ==========Session Start============
[12/08/15,15:15:23] SetupUtility.exe /aupause
[12/08/15,15:15:23] Pausing Automatic Updates ...
[12/08/15,15:15:23] ... succeeded.
[12/08/15,15:15:23] ===========Session End=============
[12/08/15,15:25:15] ==========Session Start============
[12/08/15,15:25:15] SetupUtility.exe /aupause
[12/08/15,15:25:15] Pausing Automatic Updates ...
[12/08/15,15:25:15] ... succeeded.
[12/08/15,15:25:15] ===========Session End=============
[12/08/15,15:25:17] ==========Session Start============
[12/08/15,15:25:17] SetupUtility.exe /wurestart
[12/08/15,15:25:17] WUSA is busy and we will wait till it's free.
[12/08/15,15:27:17] ===========Session End=============
[12/08/15,15:27:19] ==========Session Start============
[12/08/15,15:27:19] SetupUtility.exe /wurestart
[12/08/15,15:27:19] WUSA is busy and we will wait till it's free.
[12/08/15,15:29:19] ===========Session End=============

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I know that there are some more files, but the text in them is really a lot and when I posted the reply it removed some of it and the attachment system here on this site doesn't let me open those files.

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The FIXIT program that you gave couldn't install PowerShell. :-X

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The thread is not solved. If you, Mr. Admin say I'm bumping my thread, BTW I don't even know what does that mean, and don't let people reply to my question, then what's the point of having an acount here? There is no point!

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You don't know how bad I feel because this site turnt to 180 degrees. :'(

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I found this.


I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.