How to Fix .NET Framework 4.0 Error (HRESULT 0xc8000222) Installation Failure ( SOLVED)

.Net Frame Work (Dot Net Frame Work) is Microsoft components are required to run a particular targeted Machine or OS. Some applications are developed to run with .Net Frame Work. These applications work properly when they run with particular version of .Net Frame Work.

Many applications do not work or works properly without .Net Frame Work and in most cases a particular version is required to run an application.

Recently, I have seen that many users are facing more trouble to install .Net Frame Work in their Windows 7 and Windows 8. There is an error “HRESULT 0xc8000222” coming, when they are trying to install Net Frame Works.

So that, here I am to give Step by Step solution about this error and how to install the .NET FRAME WORK 4.0 in Windows 7 & Windows 8 successfully.


Just follow the below process with me…

First disconnect the internet connection from your system where you want to install .Net Frame Work and also disable the Windows updates. If you don’t know how to disable Window Updates, then just follow me.




Process Step by Step:

1.) Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode.

In Windows 7 & Windows 8:
Go to ‘Start’ or press ‘Windows’ key and type “CMD” in search box as seen in below picture and now click on “cmd run as administrator”.

Comand Promt

In Windows 8


Comand Promt2

In Windows 7


Alternative Way: Press “Windows Key + R” at a time, then type “CMD” in search box as seen in below picture and now click on “cmd run as administrator”.

Comand Promt3

Alternative Way in Both Windows


2.) Type “net stop WuAuServ” (This will Disable Windows update).

3.) Goto to Run ( Win+R ) and type in “%windir%” (This command will open your microsoft windows system folder).

4.) Find the folder “SoftwareDistribution” and rename it as “SDold”.

5.) Then, go back the command prompt and run the command “net start WuAuServ”. (This will Enable Windows update)

6.) Now, try to install Dot NET Framework again.

7.) Done. Enjoy the installation…

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