MVP 2021 Ausman Posted July 2, 2020 MVP 2021 Report Share Posted July 2, 2020 If you are installing the Suite, you will likely encounter the need for Net 3.5 to be installed. For ages on various computers' new installs I've been banging my head on it not working properly. I'd end up with a message box saying it failed because "the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it". Following a quick chat with Saragani, I pondered him saying the same thing I've found all over the place....that the normal method of turning it on in W10 is to enable it via Windows Features. (If you don't know, the shortcut to get there quickly is to run "optionalfeatures".) I always tried this and it still didn't work. I had also downloaded and tried the offline installer without luck, many times. Finally the light bulb turned on. In all my attempts I was doing it on systems that I had disabled updates. Once I re-enabled them the process went fine. One would think that a fully offline installer would work ok without needing to "ET Phone Home" but it is not true in this case. I think it is the only offline installer I've had that exhibits this behaviour! And before you ask/dictate/suggest that I leave updates on all the time, in most situations I routinely let the significant updates come through by keeping up to date with current advice. I've had even minor updates wreck things that were working fine, hence me clamping down on the process which can waste large amounts of data on systems where it matters. As well, I really really really don't like the next update reinstalling all the useless crap as well, like Xbox etc. There are ways around this too, but how far does one have to go to keep your system the way YOU want it, rather than the way SOMEONE ELSE wants it! cheers, Aus Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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