Update: See user comments below for the Turbo Tax 2010 fix
Update #2: If you still need the .Net Clean up tool, the Link has moved to here.
Last night some friends called and told me they were having problems installing Intuit’s TurboTax, every time they tried to install it Turbo Tax would have an error that BootStrapper Setup Failed and asked if i’d come check it out.
On Intuit’s web site the make it clear that if you get this error you need to uninstall .net framework 2.0 Link. What they don’t tell you is what to do if you can not uninstall .net framework 2.0.
Going into the control panel and clicking remove on a program doesn’t always work. This is what happened in the problem last night. With .net Framework, many programs use it in the background of your system, so it could have either been corrupt or windows just didn’t want to let it go, if some other program was using it.
Searching for a way to uninstall .net framework 2.0 manually pointed me to this site Aaron Stebner’s Blog where he’s written a program that will completely uninstall all the .net frameworks that you choose. The .NET Framework Cleanup Tool worked perfectly, one thing you may notice is that since many programs use the .net framework in their background, once you reboot some programs like at&t firewall and other things may not work, BUT once you download this .net framework 2.0 SP1, install it and reboot all programs should start to work once more.
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