I am using Windows 7 and .NET 4.0.

When I try to install the Azure platform, it says I need .NET 2.0.

So I install .NET 2.0. This install fails because it says .NET 2.0 is already installed on the OS.

Has anyone seen this problem before? Is there a workaround?


Have a look in Control Panel->Add Remove Programs->Add Remove Windows Features. According to Microsoft documentation it's listed in there. Having said that, Windows 7 comes with .Net 2.0 already installed as part of the OS.

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  • Windows 7 control panel has "Programs and Features", not "Add/Remove Programs". – tombull89 Apr 9 '11 at 22:31
  • Oops, you're correct. – dkwiebe Apr 10 '11 at 4:11
  • Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 or 3.0 or 3.5 is not listed there. – user55114 Apr 10 '11 at 17:03
  • Where is the Microsoft documentation? – user55114 Apr 10 '11 at 17:03
  • @user55114 I was sure that I had a link from when I was working on a similar problem on Friday. This is the closest I found: blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2007/03/26/… – dkwiebe Apr 11 '11 at 0:40

Maybe you have an old version of the Azure toolkit?

If you have Visual Studio 2010 you can go to this link and let the Web Platform Installer install everything that is necessary: http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/install.aspx?appid=WindowsAzureToolsVS2010

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  • No, I don't havet the Azure toolkit. – user55114 Apr 10 '11 at 17:04
  • In fact, installing the Azure toolkit requires installing .NET 2.0 which fails – user55114 Apr 10 '11 at 17:05

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