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When launching Business Plan Pro, you may encounter a generic Microsoft error that says:

Business Plan Pro has encountered an error and needs to close. We apologize for any inconvenience. Would you like to send a report to Microsoft about this error?


In most cases, this indicates a problem with the .NET Framework. Repairing the .NET Framework for Windows may resolve the problem:

Tip: Due to the way Windows protects the .NET Framework, it's often not possible to entirely clean up and fix .NET on the computer. If the user has access to another computer, it is often best for them to install and use the software on the other machine instead or while trying to fix their desired computer.


For instructions on repairing a problem with the .NET Framework, we turn to one of Microsoft's developers. Aaron Stebner maintains a blog about issues with installations of components of Windows including .NET, is biography includes:

I currently work on the XNA team at Microsoft and have been working at the company since August 1999. I have been on my current team since September 2007. Prior to that, I worked on the following teams:

  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows Embedded
  • Developer Division setup (the setup team for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework)


In Aaron's Blog he says:

All versions of Windows starting with Windows Vista include the .NET Framework 2.0 as a part of the OS, and it cannot be removed.

Here are some steps you can use to try to repair the .NET Framework 2.0 that comes as a part of Windows:

  1. Install the latest Windows service pack if you haven't yet.
  2. Try to run the System Update Readiness Tool from
  3. Try to repair the files that are a part of your OS by using the steps listed at

If none of the above help, you might need to repair/re-install Windows to fix this type of error.  It might also help to post a question on one of the Windows forums to see if someone there has any additional suggestions for you to try before you resort to re-installing Windows.

So, based upon those recommendations our instructions are to: 

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