How to repair .NET Framework installation failure 0xc8000222

Every time I try to run the .NET 4.0 Installer (dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64), I get an error message saying:

.NET Framework 4 Client Profile has not been installed because: HRESULT 0xc8000222

It has been suggested that running Windows Update might fix this but then I get:

Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running.

This is a refurbished Samsung NP-RC512-S01US I purchased from woot.com a couple of weeks ago.
The 64-bit Windows 7 version is Home Premium Version 6.1 build 7600.
I have uninstalled all Norton and/or McAfee products.
I have installed Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9-Windows7-x64-enu).
I do not use registry cleaners.
The most recent installed update I see is KB2454826.

Log file text

Installation Log Message Types: Errors Verbose Messages Message Details: Date Time © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use. OS Version = 6.1.7600 Platform 2 OS Description = Windows 7 - x64 Home Premium Edition CommandLine = F:\7cee3eba742b6ce8aa9ba6c190\\Setup.exe /x86 /x64 /ia64 /web TimeZone = Pacific Daylight Time Initial LCID = 1033 Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism Operation: Installing Package Name = Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup Package Version = 4.0.30319 User Experience Data Collection Policy: AlwaysUploaded Number of applicable items: 9 Exe (F:\7cee3eba742b6ce8aa9ba6c190\SetupUtility.exe) succeeded. Exe Log File: dd_SetupUtility.txt ServiceControl operation succeeded! ServiceControl operation succeeded! Exe (C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup_4.0.30319\Windows6.1-KB958488-v6001-x64.msu) failed with 0xc8000222 - (null). Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0xC8000222) (Elapsed time: 0 00:06:20).

 

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Last updated September 30, 2019 Views 76,941 Applies to:
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What finally worked was;
  1. Downloading Windows 7 SP1 7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso from here.
  2. Installing Windows 7 SP1.
  3. Running Windows Update.
  4. Installing dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.

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