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Error: Error 1935: An error occurred during the installation of assembly

Error Message

When attempting to install ArcGIS Desktop, the following error occurs:

"Error 1935: An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.lnk,Version="1.7.2600.2180", Publickey Token="31BF3856AD364E35",Culture="neutral".

Please refer to Help and Support for more information.

HRESULT=0x80131700"

Cause

1935 errors usually indicate that something is wrong with a .NET assembly or the .NET installation.

Solution or Workaround

Uninstalling and reinstalling the .NET Framework is a solution that can potentially resolve these issues.

  1. Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Select Microsoft .NET Framework from the list and select Remove. If there are multiple versions installed, remove them all, one at a time.
  3. Reinstall the highest version of Microsoft .NET Framework that was previously installed. Download links are provided below under Related Information.
  4. Start the installer for ArcGIS Desktop again.

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