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Couldn't open & install some .exe files [Help]

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You do not delete or uninstall .net frameworks.
    You remove the checks to turn them off.
    Keep the checks to turn them on.

    If you deleted anything, you messed up.
    Yeah !! I should not deleted that .net folders But ! It's too late now. I should have re-install .net framework 4.5.2 again.Can you tell any procedure to re-install or uninstall .Net frameworks in windows 8.1?

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  2. #12



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Yup. right click the icon choose Command Prompt(Admin) then type( or better yet cut and paste each line) without the number let each one run through(the Dism command can take a long time):
    1.
    Code:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    2.
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    3
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    4.
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Also I found this at Microsoft support A .NET repair tool:
    The Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool detects frequently occurring issues that affect the Microsoft .NET Framework setup or updates. The tool tries to resolve those issues by applying known fixes or by repairing the corrupted installations of the supported .NET Framework versions. The tool has an easy-to-use wizard-based user interface (UI). It also supports command line usage together with more advance options.
    maybe it can help too.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  4. #14


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Yup. right click the icon choose Command Prompt(Admin) then type( or better yet cut and paste each line) without the number let each one run through(the Dism command can take a long time):
    1.
    Code:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    2.
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    3
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    4.
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Also I found this at Microsoft support A .NET repair tool:
    The Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool detects frequently occurring issues that affect the Microsoft .NET Framework setup or updates. The tool tries to resolve those issues by applying known fixes or by repairing the corrupted installations of the supported .NET Framework versions. The tool has an easy-to-use wizard-based user interface (UI). It also supports command line usage together with more advance options.
    maybe it can help too.

    Yeah !! I have scanned using CMD 'sfc /scannow' which displayed some errors with logs.I dont know what to do next.And also I have already tried that .Net repair tool.It didn't resolve my issue.

    CMD scannow Report:
    Click image for larger version


    What will happen if I run this commands?
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1


    Yeah !! Thanks for that offline installer link.Let me download it. I am not sure whether it is having 'Repair' option while installing.Let me try this after downloading it.
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  6. #16



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    This is what Dism is according to Microsoft:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool used to service Windows® images offline before deployment. You can use it to install, uninstall, configure, and update Windows features, packages, drivers, and international settings. Subsets of the DISM servicing commands are also available for servicing a running operating system.
    It should repair the corrupt files. you might have to go through these commands with rebooting a few times(3-4) to repair every thing. the reboots are because windows is using or trying to use the files being repaired. You might also want to try it in safe mode. to remember the commands just save this page by clicking the gear icon go to file and save as, then reboot into safe mode and open an Admin Command Prompt.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    This is what Dism is according to Microsoft:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool used to service Windows® images offline before deployment. You can use it to install, uninstall, configure, and update Windows features, packages, drivers, and international settings. Subsets of the DISM servicing commands are also available for servicing a running operating system.
    It should repair the corrupt files. you might have to go through these commands with rebooting a few times(3-4) to repair every thing. the reboots are because windows is using or trying to use the files being repaired. You might also want to try it in safe mode. to remember the commands just save this page by clicking the gear icon go to file and save as, then reboot into safe mode and open an Admin Command Prompt.
    Thanks for the information.I am ready to do this. Though I am having some queries before proceeding this.

    Does this procedure cause my system unstable if anything goes wrong?

    Does this process will affect my data or installed softwares or OS?
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  8. #18



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    1. No, It's actually good procedure to do it once a month, especially before making a system image back-up, and after patch Tuesday updates.
    2.No
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    1. No, It's actually good procedure to do it once a month, especially before making a system image back-up, and after patch Tuesday updates.
    2.No
    It's okay!!! You have given two DSIM commands to run. Right!!

    Does both commands have same process & features?

    Which command do I need to run first from that both DSIM?
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  10. #20



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    Run every thing one after the other. To learn more go to this tutorial from Brink. to answer your question though componentcleanup cleans your WinSxS folder:The WinSxS folder is located in the Windows folder, for example
    C:\Windows\WinSxS. It’s the location for Windows Component Store files. The Windows Component Store is used to support the functions needed for the customization and updating of Windows. Here are some examples of how the Windows Component Store files are used:


    • Using Windows Update to install new component versions. This keeps systems secure and up-to-date.
    • Enabling or disabling Windows features.
    • Adding roles or features using Server Manager.
    • Moving systems between different Windows Editions.
    • System recovery from corruption or boot failures.
    • Uninstalling problematic updates.
    • Running programs using side-by-side assemblies.

    RestoreHealth - (recommended) This switch option checks for component store corruption, records the corruption to the log file, and FIXES the image corruption using Windows Update. This should take around 10-15 minutes up to about an hour to finish depending on the level of corruption
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