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BilboBaggins

Easy way to repair/reinstall .NET Frameworks on Win8

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Being sustainedly paranoid about the many glorious ways Windows can go mad, I am sensitive to complex assemblies like .NET corrupting, thus creating endless mysteries in performance and massive entries in the Event Viewer logs.

 

Perhaps well-known to others, but on Win8 at least (maybe Win7, too?), I FINALLY discovered a way to "fix" .NET without getting confused by the MS NetfxRepair tool (which always goes half-way, only to then inform you you should reinstall the version of .NET if you are still having problems, which, of course, you never can tell.... and there's no further info on how to do....).

 

It's not in Uninstall programs, but: you simply have to UN-tick Windows components installed for the .NET Frameworks (one at a time, to be safe), then RE-tick them, to uninstall/reinstall. Wait a good while at each step while .NET furiously checks the cell structure before concluding its invisible business.

 

It's probably all illusion, and all it does is thrash the hard drive for a while to make you think something is being done, but it felt good and my system seemed to run and load things faster afterwards.

 

Try it, you might like it!

 

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