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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Windows Vista 64 Bit by AlterraLive


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Type: Bug
ID: 376062
Opened: 10/16/2008 6:41:29 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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Installing .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 on Windows Vista x64, even when it's the only program installed plus the updates seems to cause a fatal file association error with XPS Viewer in Windows Vista 64 Bit (doesn't affect Vista 32 Bit) which result in the lost of the default file association, original icon shortcut and a complete uninstall don't take care of the problem. I need Framework 3.5 SP1 because I use SQL Server 2008 Developer (thanks to Dreamspark program) for my personal database needs.

I don't know where to look, I tried editing the registry for the issue, but it don't work. It says that the files are currently in use (where?) and that the values can't be taken in charge.
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/12/2009 at 10:31 PM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
Posted by AlterraLive on 12/19/2008 at 11:24 AM
The newly released update for the framework doesn't correct the problem? If not, is there a way to manually "correct" the problem, and if so, could you send me info on how to do that, please. Thanks!
Posted by Microsoft on 10/23/2008 at 6:41 PM
We were able to reproduce the issue you are seeing. We are escalating this issue to the product unit who works on that specific feature area. The product team will review this issue and make a decision on whether they will fix it or not for the next release
Posted by Microsoft on 10/21/2008 at 1:57 AM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com/)
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Posted by Brant Gurganus on 11/9/2008 at 10:04 AM
The registry keys for the association end up switched from SysWOW64 to System32. If these are switched back manually, the associations, icons, tooltips, etc. are restored.
Posted by AlterraLive on 10/16/2008 at 6:42 PM
Only workaround is to install the XPS Essentials Pack 1.0 and to set it as default XPS Viewer. Not really a workaround but you have the xps icon for all your files.