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XP Pro SP 3 - update .NET to 3.5 SP 1 - installer hangs

by cnherrick / July 23, 2011 5:36 AM PDT

Can you help? I have Win XP Pro SP 3. I have .NET v 2 installed. I need to update/upgrade to .NET v 3.5 sp 1. I have the full download (231 MB) installer and when I run it, it gets to 44/64 MB and shows 0 KB/sec. Every time.

Is this just typical Microsoft-does-not-work or are there secret incantations I need to perform.


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Widely discussed. Here's the short version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2011 5:45 AM PDT

1. If you don't use .net, uninstall it and finished.

2. If you have an app that needs it, go find the .NET CLEANUP tool (see google) then use that and finally install the latest .net you need.

Remember it's been deeply discussed, the cause is known yet Microsoft has not issued a new updater to deal with "locked assemblies" and by doing so is, in my opinion needlessly alienating it's users.

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Patience, grasshopper
by cnherrick / July 23, 2011 7:56 AM PDT

So, the installation completed, which is good. I left it alone, came back hours later and the "restart" was waiting for me.

Lesson: when it the progress-thermometer is not moving and the completed numbers are not incrementing and the label says 0 KB/sec, go take a nap and come back later. It's probably working.

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Still a sign of disrespect for today's owners.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2011 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Patience, grasshopper

Progress bars MUST update every 5 seconds according to well known human interface guidelines.

Your post may have been about a different issue but the locked assembly issue is still causing lost time and lost users.

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(NT) Had Similar Issues Here.. Some Comps Took 10 Min. to Install
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 24, 2011 1:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Patience, grasshopper

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