I recently tried to install SyncToy 2.1, my favorite data backup programs, on one of my Windows 8 computers – 32 bit. I got an error message that “This setup require the .NET Framework version 2.0.50727. ” I checked and found out that Windows 8 includes .Net 4.5.
One would think that it would be backwards compatible – but that’s wrong. You have to install a different version. To do that follow these directions.
- Open up Control Panel
- Click on the Turn Windows features on or off.
- Click on the .Net Framework 3.5 – the box will be blank.
- Click OK.
- They will then download and install the necessary components.
- SyncToy will now install correctly.