Article Number: 000178169
A windows-based PC displays the following error message while installing Dell System Detect.
Cannot continue. This application is improperly formatted. Contact the application vendor for assistance.
This error message occurs if Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is not installed on the PC. Microsoft .NET Framework is a requirement to successfully install Dell System Detect application. To resolve this issue, download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 on the PC.
To resolve this issue on a PC with Windows 7, Windows Vista or older operating system, follow these steps:
To resolve Microsoft .NET Framework issues in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, use the latest version of Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool .
21 Feb 2021