Solve the .Net Framework 4 freeze during installation problem easily.
It happens, sometimes .Net Framework 4 stuck on installing .Net Framework 4 Client Profile at 0%. No matter what you do: restarting installation, downloading full install does not solve the problem. Try those simple steps to solve the problem.
Disable Windows Updates
Try completely disabling your system Windows Updates and the restart your computer. After that try installing .Net Framework 4 as system administrator.
Use Dotnetfx cleanup tool
If that does not help you can use Dotnetfx cleanup tool. There is possibility that somewhere is corrupted setup files, that prevent setup from completing.
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There is another way with the same procedure, you can fix this manually.
1. Turn off Windows Updates:
a. Using the `services.msc`:
– Open Rung dialog: Windows + R
– Type: services.msc -> New windows will be open up
– Scroll down then select the Windows Update services
– Stop it! (Right-click then select top or sth like that)
b. Using the `cmd`:
* Start CMD:
– Windows 7:
+ Press Start
+ Search for CMD
+ Right-click, choose `Run as Administrator`
– Windows 8:
+ Press Windows + X to toggle the Quick Menu
+ Select the `Command Prompt (Admin)` options
* Stop Windows Update services
– You should be in C:\Windows\System32 now.
– Type the command to stop Windows Update:
+ net stop “Windows Update”
+ The computer should notice you that the service has been stopped successfully
2. Move/Rename/Delete the `C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution` folder
* From Windows Explorer
– Open Windows Explorer: Computer or Library for examples
– Navigate to C:\Windows
– Rename/Move the folder whose name above to whatever you want, append the trailing `-old` for example
* From CMD
– You should be putted in `C:\Windows\System32` now, type one of the following commands
– 1st Command: `move ..\SoftwareDistribution ..\SoftwareDistribution-old`
– 2nd Command: `move c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution-old`
3. Restart the .NET FW installation proccess.
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