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Hello! I have an older computer laying around in my house and today I have decided to install Windows 2000 on it and try some older games, but maybe even bring some life back into both of the old buddies (the PC and the OS). So, I went ahead, got an IE 6 installer, accessed Windows Update, updated the OS as far as it could go, but at a certain point, WU stopped installing updates, saying it needs to restart the computer for the updates to finish installing. So, I restarted the computer and found out that .NET Framework 1 and 2 were not installed. So, I went ahead and ticked them. Let Windows Update do its things for half an hour and when I come back to see how it's doing, Windows Update got stuck at .NET Framework 2, after .NET Framework 1 was installed. So, I restarted the computer again and went back into Windows Update to let it try one more time. Didn't work. Went and looked back and forth for .NET Framework 2 installer. Found 2 installers, one was SP1, the other was SP2. Both of them spit the same error: Could not open file "vs_setup.msi". As the installer gave me the full location for the file, I went and tried to open it by myself. The thing opens up, but it says I need to open Setup.exe to install.NET Framework. Opened Setup.exe, but got the same error. After closing it, all the files were deleted. So, I extracted the files in the installer I downloaded and tried installing it that way. Didn't work.

Do I need to log in using the built-in Administrator account or what is happening?

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 03:26:40 PM »
Turn off/disable your anti-virus apps...
   
 
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 03:28:26 PM »
I have no antivirus apps. I need that .NET Framework update for my usual antivirus to get installed using a kernel extension for Windows 2000.

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 04:21:59 PM »
I was able to install this to Windows 2000.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 02:36:25 AM »
That's the same file I tried to install. Could this happen because Windows Update updated Windows Installer?

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 08:53:05 AM »
Do you have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 installed?
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 12:30:11 PM »
Do you have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 installed?

Yes, that's out of discussion not to be.

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 01:47:20 PM »
You might try the administrator account as you mentioned in the OP. Looks like that is what I was using.
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 01:48:23 PM »
What is that supposed to mean ? ?

You running bootleg Windows perchance ? ?
   
 
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 03:21:58 PM »
No success, didn't work on the Administrator account.

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 04:09:39 PM »
Do you have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 installed?

He asked this ...
   
 
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 04:43:09 PM »
He asked this ...
Yes, that's out of discussion not to be.

And I said that.

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »
"Not to be" i didn't understand...
   
 
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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2017, 04:59:28 PM »
Of course it is. Even if it wasn't, it would have gotten installed by Windows Update when I updated it. :D

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Re: Can't install .NET Framework 2.0: Can't open file "vs_setup.msi"
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2017, 05:16:23 PM »
Does the System Properties dialog (Windows key+Break, Right-click My computer->Properties) explicitly say "Service Pack 4"? If it doesn't then you don't have it. Don't just assume you have it because you ran Windows Update, as I don't think Windows Update installed Service Packs (none of the KB articles suggest using Windows Update as a way to install SP4)
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