You may receive a "Installation failed" error message when you try to remove the .NET Framework 2.0

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When you try to remove the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, you may receive the following error message during the removal process:
The following error occurred during setup:

Installation failed.

For more information, visit the following Web site:

Product Support Center


A custom action in the uninstall process for the .NET Framework 2.0 returns a value which is not ERROR_SUCCESS. This causes the uninstall procedure to return the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.


There is no resolution to this problem. The .NET Framework is correctly uninstalled and the error may be ignored.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 907752 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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