Failing or Corrupted .Net Installation


If you are unable to launch or login to Curse Client v5, it is often due to a corrupt or outdated Microsoft.Net installation.  Before trying these steps please try this guide first.


Delete your 2.0 folder

  1. From the Windows Start menu > Accessories choose Run (Or Windows Key + R)cursestart-05.png
  2. Enter the following, depending on your version of Windows, then click the OK button:

    On Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Apps 
    (e.g. C:\Documents & Settings\Username\Local Settings\Apps)

    On Windows VISTA / 7: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Apps 
    (e.g. C:\users\Username\AppData\Local\Apps)

    On Windows 8: %appdata%\Local\Apps
    (e.g. C:\users\Username\AppData\Local\Apps)

  3. Delete the 2.0 folder

  4. Run Curse Client v5

Note: You may want to also clear out your computers Temporary  files as well.  You can use a program such as CCleaner to help you with the. 

If this also doesn't work please proceed with the following.

How to Fix a Missing or Corrupt .Net Install

Curse Client v5 requires Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. Ideally, this is automatically installed for you by the Curse Client installer, if it is missing. In some rare cases, this process can fail, and .Net must be installed manually.

How to Install the .Net 3.5 Client Profile

Curse Client 5 uses a subset of the Microsoft.Net Framework, called the 'Client Profile'.
This can be installed from: Microsoft .NET Framework Client Profile Online Installer

How to Install the .Net 3.5 SP1

If this installation fails, you may need to run the full Microsoft.Net Framework installation.
This can be installed from: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

How to Cleanup a Corrupt .Net Framework

If this installation fails, you may have to run the Microsoft.Net Cleanup Tool. This tool will remove .Net from your PC, and allow you to do a fresh .Net framework installation.

This can be downloaded from: .NET Framework Cleanup Tool

Once there, click the Download link close to the top of the page.  Make sure you reinstall .NET Framework in numerical order (i.e., 3.5 > 4.0 > 4.5 ).

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