dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe install fails. - by mawillia

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ID 632812 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 12/21/2010 8:58:08 AM
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Running Windows 7 64 bit.

When I try to install .net framework version 4.0 it fails with the dialog:

Unable to execute the embedded application to complete the installation.

No clue what is wrong.

I have attached the decompression log related to running the installation per the guidance provided.
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Posted by mawillia on 1/3/2011 at 4:36 AM

The workaround appeared to solve the problem for me. Thanks.

Posted by mawillia on 12/31/2010 at 5:11 AM

I'm out of the office until next week, at which time I will have access to the machine that is exhibiting this problem. I will try the work around you have posted and provide feedback at that time. If you could hold this issue open until at least 1/6/2010 or until I can post feedback (hopefully sooner than that) I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Posted by Microsoft on 12/31/2010 at 2:13 AM

Sorry for bothering. Does the problem solved?

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide us with that information as quickly as possible. If we do not hear back from you within 7 days, we will close this issue.

Thanks you,
Posted by Eric [MSFT] on 12/27/2010 at 4:51 PM
To work around this issue, try the following:
run dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe /x
specify a directory to extract the setup files, IE: c:\dotNetFx4
run c:\dotNetFx4\setup.exe /x86 /x64
If this fails to start please check the return code of setup.exe and share it with us along with the logs.

Posted by Microsoft on 12/23/2010 at 2:03 AM
We need additional logs to diagnose this issue. Could you send us logs that start from "Microsoft" from the %temp% folder?

Thank you.
Posted by Microsoft on 12/21/2010 at 6:52 PM
Thanks for reporting the issue.
In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

Could you please upload a setup log file to help us investigate the issue?
You can get the log files with the following steps:
1) Download collect.exe from the link below.
2) You may choose to save the tool for later use, or to run directly.
3) The utility creates a compressed cabinet of all the VS and .NET logs to %TEMP%\

You can get more details about how to get the log files here:

Thanks again for your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you.
Posted by Microsoft on 12/21/2010 at 9:22 AM
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