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Removing a corrupt .NET 2.0 Beta

When I am try to remove a corrupt .NET 2,0 Beta. the controlPanel/AddRemove
programs wizard tells me that the file netfx.msi is not valid. I have
extracted the file from dotNetFx.exe from two different locations within MS
(I was told that there are two different versions), but both versions failed.

This is preventing me from installing the other express tools.

ju***@microsoft.com

Jul 21 '05 #1
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You can never depend on any piece of beta software's ability to uninstall
itself. As has been said again and again, we are advised never to install
beta software onto a hard drive partition that we are not prepared to toast
if necessary.

Not much help for you, but there you are...
Tom Dacon
Dacon Software Consulting
"ju***@microsoft.com" <ju***@microsoft.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message news:26**********************************@microsof t.com...
When I am try to remove a corrupt .NET 2,0 Beta. the
controlPanel/AddRemove
programs wizard tells me that the file netfx.msi is not valid. I have
extracted the file from dotNetFx.exe from two different locations within
MS
(I was told that there are two different versions), but both versions
failed.

This is preventing me from installing the other express tools.

ju***@microsoft.com

Jul 21 '05 #2
Found the problem:

There were two different versions of .NET 2.0 Beta, both with the same
names, but with different version numbers; unaware I was supplying the wrong
version.

This happened because different people installed the different versions of
the .NET 2.0 Beta, one of which did not complete the install due to a power
failure.

The two versions are

..NET 2.0.40426 (May 2004)

and

..NET 2.0.40607 (June 1004)

"Tom Dacon" wrote:
You can never depend on any piece of beta software's ability to uninstall
itself. As has been said again and again, we are advised never to install
beta software onto a hard drive partition that we are not prepared to toast
if necessary.

Not much help for you, but there you are...
Tom Dacon
Dacon Software Consulting
"ju***@microsoft.com" <ju***@microsoft.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message news:26**********************************@microsof t.com...
When I am try to remove a corrupt .NET 2,0 Beta. the
controlPanel/AddRemove
programs wizard tells me that the file netfx.msi is not valid. I have
extracted the file from dotNetFx.exe from two different locations within
MS
(I was told that there are two different versions), but both versions
failed.

This is preventing me from installing the other express tools.

ju***@microsoft.com


Jul 21 '05 #3
Great! I'm glad you got out of your fix.

Tom

"Juan E Vargas" <Juan E Va****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:41**********************************@microsof t.com...
Found the problem:

There were two different versions of .NET 2.0 Beta, both with the same
names, but with different version numbers; unaware I was supplying the
wrong
version.

This happened because different people installed the different versions of
the .NET 2.0 Beta, one of which did not complete the install due to a
power
failure.

The two versions are

.NET 2.0.40426 (May 2004)

and

.NET 2.0.40607 (June 1004)

"Tom Dacon" wrote:
You can never depend on any piece of beta software's ability to uninstall
itself. As has been said again and again, we are advised never to install
beta software onto a hard drive partition that we are not prepared to
toast
if necessary.

Not much help for you, but there you are...
Tom Dacon
Dacon Software Consulting
"ju***@microsoft.com" <ju***@microsoft.com@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote
in message news:26**********************************@microsof t.com...
> When I am try to remove a corrupt .NET 2,0 Beta. the
> controlPanel/AddRemove
> programs wizard tells me that the file netfx.msi is not valid. I have
> extracted the file from dotNetFx.exe from two different locations
> within
> MS
> (I was told that there are two different versions), but both versions
> failed.
>
> This is preventing me from installing the other express tools.
>
> ju***@microsoft.com
>


Jul 21 '05 #4

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