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By no means the first time, but I have (in common with many Googlers) continual 'successful' installs of 3 KBs Win7 updates for .Net Framework that are not installed and keep on returning. On the previous 3 occasions, 'repair' .net as per instructions worked. This time it has not.
So, I go to get help from M$. Hah! Legit Win7Pro, activated, under a year old and I want to ask what to do. They want $46 to 'help me'. That is ludicrous. Anyone got any other ways to get an answer? No wonder they are universally despised.
What - you mean all the other folk with the same problem too? Oh - forgot to mention AV and firewall off too. It appears they have a bunch of incompetents issuing these .net updates. I call that 'broken' - what do you call it?
Saw that, Milo, thanks - I had to do that the last two times .net updates failed to register. A little drastic, I feel. See 'broken'?.
As you can see from post 1 I have been partway down the road, but the reason for trying to get help 'Help' from this tits-up organisation called M$ was to try and find WHY this was happening. Should one have to pay $46 to fix a broken product? Is there NO proper support for a purchase?
One must remember (read the small print) software (ms) is not covered by UK Trading Standards Law. There are 'get out' clauses when the original product e.g..laptop is purchased. OS do not come under the guarantee. Only the hardware is covered.
Having said that, if one purchases a flight sim from a major supplier (packaged product) then yes one has the recourse to return it to the retailer for a refund/exchange.
The trouble with OS/M$ is that people do not read the 'terms and conditions' before hitting the 'install' key.
If you have an machine preloaded with an OEM copy of Windows, then Microsoft devolve support to the company who provided the PC - and the copy of Windows If you had a retail copy of Windows, then the support requirement lies with M$, though often they choose to ignore that fact.
I didn't know you worried about that sort of thing, but now you mention it, at 0944Z yours shows as 1034. Oh my God! I KNEW those solar flares were going to be bad. I'm just glad I bought those extra jars of Peanut Butter. Want some?