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Workaround – Error while installing VS 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1



If you get an error with the message in the install log like;

dotnetfx35.exe failed with 0x80070643 – Fatal error during installation

It helps to run a manual cleanup of any .Net 3.5 framework installations before trying again. Use the automated cleanup tool here. Remove the .Net 3.5 version already installed. You may need to do it twice to do a complete cleanup. Then start the SP 1 setup again.

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