Help - windows problem (urgent)

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Found 11th Jan 2009
So I have a mac, but I need a program from my course that works with windows. I already had VMware fusion with a SP2 windows install for these cases, however when installing the program I needed, it first installed Frameworks 3.5, but kept crashing half way through the install. I tried installing Frameworks 3.5 on its own via the microsoft website, but that too failed. I really need to use this program today, and could do with help on why it doesnt work.

In brief - Framework 3.5 installation crashes, need help on how to install the damn thing


Have you tried using windows on bootcamp instead of in a VM?

Original Poster

i heard VMware was the best? wouldnt i have to re-install windows etc which would take years?

Original Poster

[01/11/09,11:31:12] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[01/11/09,11:31:18] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a is not installed.

Have you tried installing .net framework 3.0a? it looks like its checking to see if that has been installed? Are you doing i through windows update? try searching for it on microsoft and actually donloading it and running it. I had problems with some of the windows updates but if i downloaded the file it would install ok.

As for bootcamp you would have to re-install windows.

Original Poster

trying it out, hopefully that'll sort it

Original Poster

[01/11/09,11:42:22] Windows Communication Foundation: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Windows Communication Foundation. MSI returned error code 1603
[01/11/09,11:42:25] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Windows Communication Foundation is not installed.
[01/11/09,11:42:25] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 was not attempted to be installed.

bloody hell, wish it'd just install whatever is missing automatically
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