Error message "The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program".

Original title: Can't install WMP11, rollup 2 update.

I'm still on WMP 10 for some reason and I wanted to connect my PC with 360 to stream videos. I downloaded the update but it was telling me to go get the rollup update 2 or something, so I attempted to install that and it told me I needed to go get .NET framework 1.1 and .NET framework 1.1 SP1. I went to download those and install them, but it's telling me that "the upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program".

I've googled it, tried all sorts, uninstalled SP3 and tried it and nothing.

 

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Last updated June 5, 2019 Views 35,923 Applies to:
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Hi xelliotx,
 
I'd suggest you follow these steps.
 
Step 1:
 
First, download and install .Net Framework Cleanup Tool to remove selected versions of the .NET Framework from your computer.
 
Step 2:
 
Manually install the below Microsoft .NET Framework versions:
 
 

Once this installation is complete, attempt to install other required software and check.
 
Also refer:
 
Error message when you install an update for the .NET Framework 1.1 or for the .NET Framework 1.0: "The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940332

Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support

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