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Install Access Connections requires .NET Framework 3.0 or later; but... .NET 4.0 is already installe

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by mehlREMOVETHIS, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Hello --

    Installation of Access Connections is halted with the message
    "Access Connections requires .NET Framework 3.0 or later ..."

    ..NET 4.0 is already installed

    Should some other application be installed to let the install of
    Access Connections proceed to completion?

    Thanks for any help.

    Larry Mehl
    mehlREMOVETHIS, Jun 2, 2010
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    John Doue Guest

    I have no first hand experience of this situation, but I believe that
    having .Net Framework 4.0 will not help if version 3.0 is required.

    As opposed to most software, .Net is not necessarily backwards
    compatible, meaning that if 3.0 is required, you must install that
    version which will install without interfering with 4.0.

    This situation is one reason why I try to stay away from application
    which require a given .Net version but in this case, I believe there is
    no alternative to install the requested version.

    John Doue
    John Doue, Jun 3, 2010
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    Horst Franke Guest

    Hi Larry
    if I remember right then there is something like a config/setup file
    that will identify which .net versions to search for operating?

    But Your msg ".net 3 OR LATER" looks like .net 4 is already included
    but it may also mean a .net 3.x version-

    Maybe something went wrong on .net 4 installation?
    Do You also have .net 3.5 installed? If not, then install it too.

    The MS download page
    The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions.
    Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will
    continue to run on the version targeted by default.

    But You must pay attention if to download the x86 OR the x86.x64 type file!
    I did not care but later noticed that I downloaded the 64bit version
    although my system is 32bit!

    WHAT do You have?
    32bit or 64bit? For 32bit please also install
    and .net 3.5 SP1

    Several .net verions may be operated in parallel mode.

    Horst Franke, Jun 22, 2010
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