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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by figueroa2david at 2012-11-02 20:38:10

Is there a way to get this? I downloaded the 4 versions i could find from Microsoft, and they all come up with "not applicable"..

Thanks,

David F.

by mikefrobbins at 2012-11-02 20:45:40

Install the .NET framework 4.0 first otherwise you'll receive that error even if it's the right version.

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by coderaven at 2012-11-02 20:47:25

What version of Windows? XP, Vista, 7?

PowerShell 3 is only for WIndows 7/Server 2008 R2; Windows 8 / Server 2012 and up.

by mikefrobbins at 2012-11-02 20:49:37

Here's where you can find the .NET framework 4.0:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851

And here's PowerShell 3.0:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595

by mikefrobbins at 2012-11-02 20:58:33

[quote="coderaven"]What version of Windows? XP, Vista, 7?

PowerShell 3 is only for WIndows 7/Server 2008 R2; Windows 8 / Server 2012 and up.[/quote]

PowerShell 3 is for Windows 7 / Server 2008 (non-R2) and higher. Good catch though on asking what OS. I created some screenshots on this very subject earlier today to write a blog about this error because I've seen a lot of people running into this due to not having the .NET framework prerequisite.

by mikefrobbins at 2012-11-03 06:33:07

Here's the blog article I referenced in my previous post:
http://mikefrobbins.com/2012/11/03/when-trying-to-install-powershell-version-3-0-you-receive-the-message-the-update-is-not-applicable-to-your-computer/

by figueroa2david at 2012-11-03 20:40:41

I wouldn't have asked on non-Windows 7 🙂

Didn't think about the .net, but i do have .net 4, and I am still getting the error.

I have the aforementioned MSU file.. I'm definitely stumped on it so far..

David F.

by figueroa2david at 2012-11-03 21:02:22

I got it working. I tried the solution from the german translation, but that didn't work.

It turns out that the client profile of .net 4.0 was not sufficient, I had to install the full version, and then I was able to successfully install PS v3.

Thanks!

David F.