How-to install .NET Framework 1.1 on Windows 7

3/24/2017 - Optimized for Firefox 52.0.1

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I am using Printmaster 18.1 on x64 Windows 7.1 - WORKS FINE

NET 1.1 will NOT run on Windows 8/8.1

PrintMaster 18.1 REQUIRES .NET 1.1, ONLY


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The solution to it is simple, and was posted on mydigitallife website ages ago (do a search for "mydigitallife net 1.1") - JasonFJ.

Otherwise here is a a copy/paste to install .Net 1.1 and SP1 into Vista or Win7 (32 or 64 bit) - JasonFJ.

  1. Create a new folder named DotNet  in  C:\ drive [ C:\DotNet is used in this guide, you can change to any folder
    you prefer, but ensure that you use correct path in the following steps].
  2. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe ).
    Make sure the setup file is saved as dotnetfx.exe -  IGNORE OTHER DOWNLOAD OFFERS.
  3. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe ).
    Make sure that the file is renamed and saved as dotnetfxsp1.exe , so that the rest of the steps can be followed easily.
  4. Move both installation files into the same directory (i.e. C:\DotNet), if you’re not saving them together.
  5. Open command prompt as Administrator .
  6. Change to the directory where the two installation setup files for .NET 1.1 are saved (i.e. C:\DotNet).
  7. Run the following commands one by one, press Enter after each one.
    • dotnetfx.exe /c:"msiexec.exe /a netfx.msi TARGETDIR=C:\DotNet"
    • Then click on “Yes” when prompted to answer “would you like to install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. Package?”
    • dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp
    • msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp - NOTE - THIS PROBABLY FAILS - FAILURE IS OK

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