sims 3 wont play = message about a .net framework

  bigdavey 15:02 13 Jun 2009

the sim3 3, new game! installed but whwn i try to play it won't open and says "to run this program you must first install one of the following versions of the .NET Framework:

i googled this and downloaded that file, and tried to install that but i got the most unhelpful message "installation failed"

does anyone please know what is happening here please? i just paid £35 for this game!!!



  Bob The Blob 15:05 13 Jun 2009

Download it through windows update instead.

  InTheCity 15:12 13 Jun 2009

if not the above, follow this
click here

  bigdavey 05:56 14 Jun 2009

i have uninstalled framework but am still onable to install any new one!! really annoying, any drastic measures i can take? my daughter was so looking forward to this game!

  Bob The Blob 13:28 14 Jun 2009

Have you run windows update and selected "optional updates"?

  Bob The Blob 13:29 14 Jun 2009

And run the cleanup tool in the link above.

  john bunyan 13:38 14 Jun 2009

Have a look at this!
click here

  john bunyan 13:40 14 Jun 2009

And this!

click here

  Halmer 20:29 14 Jun 2009
  bigdavey 23:58 17 Jun 2009

thanks all, eventually i got it working, uninstalling the old .net framework was like pulling out my own wisdom teeth with a piece of string but after that all went well! cheers!

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