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Hi friends,

When I try to install the .NET framework 2.0 SP2 (.exe), it gives me following error:

You must install Windows Installer 3.1 to complete installation. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 requires that Windows Installer 3.1 be installed prior to the installation.


I know that I should install Windows installer before trying to install the framework, but why the error message talks about Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, not 2.0?

Thanks a lot.

have you checked that the framework to be installed as pre-requisite is V2.0 and not 3.5? Which version of .Net you used to create installer?

Just check if it's configured somewhere for V3.5 to be installed.
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I am sorry if my question wasn't clear enough, but all I wanted is just install the .NET framework 2.0 SP2 in a clean Windows XP machine. So I downloaded the installer from Microsoft website and ran it - which gave me the above error!
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Your Windows Installer version may be lower than 3.1. download 3.1 version. May be this will help u... :)
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