Windows 10 can't install .net framework 3.5

I bought a game recently that required .net framework 3.5, and prompts every time i try to start the game. I tried to skip the download but it immediately shuts the game down, so I click download and it tries to download. When it gets to the end it tells me that it cannot be installed and that windows could not locate the specified files with the error code 0x80070002. I have tried downloading the installer for it from, restarting my computer, and using the programs and features to manually toggle it enabled. Each attempt giving me the same error message. I have since had to put in for a refund for the game because I simply can't play it. Does anyone have a solution that works?

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This issue may arise when there are issues with the Windows update components. Try the following methods to fix the issue.


Method 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Try to run the Windows update troubleshooter, it will detect and resolve the most common issues with the Windows updates. To do so, follow the link below. You may also follow some other common solutions on the same articles. 


Method 2: Reset Windows Update components

If the issue is with the Windows update components, this method will resolve the issue by repairing all the components associated with it. Click on the link below and follow the article on the same.


How do I reset Windows Update Components?


To do so: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  

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Last updated September 18, 2020 Views 7,871 Applies to: