SOLVED Can't get .net framework security update - error 80073712


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Hello,

I have a Microsoft .NET Framework Security Update in Windows Update - the exact name is Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2931356). But whenever I install it, I get an 80073712 error. I have done a Google search on it and ran the System Update Readiness Tool, repairing the framework and the Microsoft Fix-It tool. I have .NET 4.5.1 installed so I'm not sure if I really need that update.

What should I do?
 
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TrainableMan

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Try booting to a W7 Installation DVD and from the Install menu chose "system repair" from the bottom corner. Then try your update again.
 
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Did you mean running an in-place (upgrade) install? Because that's what I did. And it worked! Thanks!
 
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I'm not sure it's exactly the same thing, from my install menu it's called "system repair", but hey, if it worked it's all good. Glad you got it worked out.
 

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