.NET in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10: Business Plan Pro Follow


Business_Plan_Pro_retiring.pngThe .NET Framework is built into the latest versions of the Windows operating system. To our knowledge, there's no way to uninstall or remove it; you can only turn it on or off. 

One thing that is different about Windows 7 and newer versions of Windows is the way you can turn on or off the .NET Framework; it should be enabled by default but it's entirely possible that .NET is just disabled on your computer. Take these steps to check this:

  1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the Windows menu
  2. Type the following words:
    Turn Windows Features On or Off
  3. In Windows, click the "Settings" option in the Search menu:
  4. Click the settings to "Turn Windows features on or off"
    • If the .NET Framework 3.5 option is ticked, untick it then click OK then go back and tick it again (this should attempt to "reset" the .NET 3.5 install)
      • If prompted to do so, restart your computer.
    • If the .NET Framework 3.5 option is unticked, tick it then click OK
      • If prompted to do so, restart your computer.
  5. Try running the installer for Business Plan Pro again

Here's a quick video of the steps:


If disabling and enabling the .NET framework didn't resolve the problem there's a deeper issue with the .NET Framework than we can help with on this machine. We'd recommend contacting Microsoft for help in resetting the .NET Framework properly.

If you're running Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can try the .NET Clean up utility  which will try to reset any bad settings for the .NET Framework but it won't actually remove the .NET Framework or any part of the framework in any way.

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