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How to Troubleshoot Dell System Detect Installation Failure

Summary: Learn how to resolve Dell System Detect installation failure. Troubleshoot Dell System Detect installation error "Cannot continue. This application is improperly formatted. Contact theSee more

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Symptoms


Find information on how to resolve Dell System Detect installation error "Cannot continue. This application is improperly formatted. Contact the application vendor for assistance."

Symptom

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.


Cause

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.


Resolution

To resolve this issue on a PC with Windows 7, Windows Vista or older operating system, follow these steps:

SLN306773_en_US__1icon Note: Microsoft Windows 10 comes with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 pre-installed on the PC, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 already includes Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
  1. Browse to Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SLN306773_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1 page.
  2. Click Download.
  3. In the browser pop-up window, click Run.
    SLN306773_en_US__1icon Note: The PC must be connected to the internet to complete Microsoft .NET Framework installation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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 SLN306773_en_US__2iC_External_Link_BD_v1.


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Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

4

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Solution