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Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 pm

I am trying to download the latest link for the full 5.0 version. It tries to install, then gives me this error message:

"Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 SP2 needs to be installed for this installation to continue."

How do I remedy this? Thanks!
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby P/o Prune » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 am

I had the same problem.
Had run V.5 without problems and then after an reinstallation of Win Edge, I got the same message you did.
Only thing there is to do is to download and install the 2.0 SP2
(That is, unless someone around here can come up with a better solution. :| )
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:48 am

I downloaded the file but now, even though the computer tells me it's installed, I can't locate it in the destination file.
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby P/o Prune » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:18 am

Don't worry about the file. Just install V.5.
It worked for me.
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:53 am

I tried installing it again but it won't work. It goes through the installation process but when I try to run the app it gives me an error message. I even tried porting it to a USB drive from my previous computer and loading it onto my new computer but no dice.

I'm sorry to complain but I really have no idea why Version 5 works on my old computer but not my new one. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:47 am

NEVER MIND I GOT IT TO WORK! WOOHOO!
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby P/o Prune » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:26 am

Lyricasylum wrote:NEVER MIND I GOT IT TO WORK! WOOHOO!

Good work.
What did you do?
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:37 pm

I just restarted my computer and tried it again.
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:16 pm

It's happening again. The app isn't working. I tried downloading it again and installing it again and it keeps giving me error messages. Restarting the computer didn't help.
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:18 pm

It's working on my older laptop; good thing I kept it!
I'd still like to see it working on this computer, though.
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lumin » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:44 pm

Is it still the same error message?

I'd try reinstalling .Net 2.0 first of all:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... px?id=1639

I'm using Windows 10 so I know it works with that anyway. (Which is good, because a lot of things don't...)
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Re: Trouble opening 5.0

Postby Lyricasylum » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:09 am

Thank you. Unfortunately, I tried all three files at that link and ADRIFT still won't work.
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