Install not recognizing .net framework

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Hi, I'm new to this software and I had no problems installing it on a 64bit win7 machine, but when trying to install it on my 32bit win7 machine, it's telling me that the .net Framework 2.0 or 4.0 are required. I have the .net 4.0 framework installed. The same programs are installed on both PCs the only difference being 1 is 64bit and the other is 32bit, here's what's under my program files for .NET Framework.

Here's what's listed under my program files for .net framework:
Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Developer
Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2
Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SDK - ENU
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
Microsoft .NET Freamework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack

I tried repairing my .net 4.0 framework to initial config and that was successful but the install of Mouse without Borders still fails.

Thanks for any tips in advance!
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Can you give a try to the private build which works on .Net 4? - https://getsatisfaction.com/mouse_wit...

The RTM version does not work on .Net 4.
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Hi thanks for the reply. That's the version I was trying to install when it gave me this error. A colleague of mine who is running MWB pointed me out to this site when I was having issues installing the MWB client direct from microsoft with it not recognizing the .NET 2.0 framework.

I tried installing the 2.1.2.0408 private build and it gave me the "Problem Installing: Mouse without Borders requires the .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0" error which is when I decided to post to see if anyone else had this problem and what they did to resolve it.

Are you specifically speaking to the 2.1.1.1221 which states that it's compatible with .NET 4.0 framework?

As you can see above I have the frameworks installed, it seems that the installer isn't recognizing them.
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I got the install to work. I found a post by searching the depths of the interwebs that said to try msiexec from an elevated command prompt (ie running the cmd as an administrator). I tried the command they listed and it didn't work so instead I figured I'd just try to run it without the msiexec command and typed in the msi file name and hit enter. It ran the msi and it installed fine without error. Guess being the admin on my box wasn't enough. I did not have to do that on my other pc, but anyway in case someone else has this issue, at least it's on this forum now.
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No idea why it does not work for you:(

You can use the following steps as a workaround, run in an elevated cmd windows:
(remove (x86) if the machine is 32bit OS)

msiexec /a "PathTo MouseWithoutBordersSetup.msi" /qb TARGETDIR="%programfiles(x86)%"

sc create MouseWithoutBordersSvc binPath= "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBordersSvc.exe" start= auto DisplayName= "Mouse Without Borders Service"

You can now create a shortcut to the app MouseWithoutBorders.exe
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I ran into the "Problem Installing: Mouse without Borders requires the .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0" issue and this is the only thing that works. Seems to be a windows issue and not a MouseWithoutBorders issue.
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Glad to see it works for you now!
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yeah the above msiexec command didn't work for me but simply typing in MouseWithoutBordersSetup.msi after navigating to it's path worked fine.
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using cmd.exe with elevated rights also did the trick for me. Steps:
- Open start
- Type cmd
- Rightclick cmd and select run as administrator
- copy the full path to the installer and paste it in and press enter.
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Thanks emil.ingerslev  That worked perfect :) :)