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I used to have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my XP Laptop. I used Add/Remove Programs to remove the program because I had some serious disk space issues. I am now trying to reinstall Visual Studio 2008 but it keeps failing and saying it cannot install .Net Framework 3.5

I have tried many different things. I have tried the installer found at this website: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

I am at the end of the line here, I'm not finding any new information. If anyone can provide any insight, please let me know.

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Try installing the .NET Framework separately through Windows Update. If nothing else, you can go to version 4 of the Framework which should make Visual Studio 2008 happy as well.

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Looks like that worked. Too bad I spent an entire day trying to get it to work. Thank You. – Chris Jul 20 '10 at 16:42

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