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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 this morning. When I started Visual Studio 2010, I got the following error message right after the splash appeared:

The file C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft.Vsa.tlb could not be loaded. An attempt to repair this condition failed because the file could not be found. Please reinstall this program.

Once I dismiss the error, Visual Studio loads up. Everything seems to be running ok, but everything I'm working on is using Framework versions 3.5 and greater. Should I be worried?

  • Do you have the .net 2.0 library selected in your project? Does the error appear if you start a new project? – Colyn1337 Oct 17 '13 at 16:34
  • There was something about the migation that Visual Studio didn't like so I would reinstall .NET Framework 2.0 – Ramhound Oct 17 '13 at 16:40
  • I didn't even have .net 2.0 installed on this machine. It was a relatively clean VM running almost nothing except VS 2010. Only .net 4 was installed. Fixed by installing .net 2.0 as @ramhound suggested. – Ben Oct 22 '13 at 13:59
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Use "Turn Windows features on or off" to install .NET 3.5 (includes 2.0 and 3.0).

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