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I just switched to windows 7 from Vista and a lot of programs/games don't work anymore.

The issue is that some games need a specific .NET framework version. when I try to install that it says that I should turn on/off windows features. I go to that and I find .NET framework in the list and tried both checking it and unchecking it. Both don't work and I still get the message that I need to turn on/off that thing.

Any suggestion please?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

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Which programs/games are you trying to install and which version of .NET do they say you need? – ChrisF Feb 25 '11 at 15:12
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Possibly related: ".NET 2.0 “not installed” after upgrade to Windows 7" - superuser.com/questions/39599/… – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 25 '11 at 15:14
    
Good link @techie007. I'd go with the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool suggested in that question. – user3463 Feb 25 '11 at 22:18
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Try downloading and installing the .Net Framework 4 Client Runtime. This is a small size install of the latest version of the framework, with only the core libraries needed to run most applications. The framework does a good job at being reverse compatible.

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