System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now does more in-depth repair of .NET Framework 2.0

Updated versions of the System Update Readiness Tool were released last week. The new versions of this tool for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 contain improved functionality for repairing issues related to the version of the .NET Framework 2.0 that ships as a part of those versions of Windows. If you are running…

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TurboTax 2009 can fail to install because it thinks the .NET Framework is not installed, even when it is

I’ve heard from a few customers over the past few days who have had trouble installing the new 2009 version of TurboTax.  In the cases I’ve heard about so far, the installer for TurboTax reports that the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is not correctly installed and instructs the user to re-install it.  Unfortunately, attempts to…

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Diagnosing and resolving 1935 errors for Win32 assemblies that occur on Windows Vista and later

Introduction 1935 errors can occur during an MSI-based installation while installing .NET assemblies or Win32 assemblies.  Most of the workarounds that can be found on blogs and forums (including all of the information in my 1935 error troubleshooting guide) only apply to 1935 errors that happen while installing .NET assemblies. This blog post will explain…

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Media Center SDK for Windows 7 RTM now available for public download

As noted in this post on Niall Ginsbourg’s blog and this post on Charlie Owen’s blog, the Windows Media Center SDK for Windows 7 is now available for public download.  Here are some links where you can find the installer and interact with the Windows Media Center developer community: Windows Media Center SDK for Windows…

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Problem upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 if you have .NET Framework 4 beta 1 installed

Description of the issue There is an issue with the .NET Framework 4 beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 that can cause problems if you do the following: Install Windows Vista Install the .NET Framework 4 beta 1 (or Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 because it will install the .NET Framework 4 beta…

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Updated versions of .NET Framework cleanup and verification tools with Windows 7 support

Over the past week or so, I’ve posted updated versions of both the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool and the .NET Framework Setup Verification Tool.  The primary reason for the updates is to address some specific problems using the tools on Windows 7.  I also fixed a few other issues that customers reported to me or…

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Media Center SDK for Windows 7 release candidate now available for public download

I just noticed this item on Charlie Owen’s blog and wanted to link to it here as well.  There is now a public download available for the Windows Media Center SDK for the Windows 7 release candidate.  Here are some useful links: Media Center SDK for Windows 7 RC installer location – http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/5/0/7501F066-9B35-4F9E-8A63-0957687DE1E6/WindowsMediaCenterSDK6.msi Media Center…

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