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"The Web Platform Instaler could not start'RSS

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Last post Jul 13, 2017 03:22 AM by Yuk Ding

  • "The Web Platform Instaler could not start'

    Jul 12, 2017 06:52 PM|mguadalupe|LINK

    This is the message I get when I tried to install it. I had the installer before and my aim was to install Web Matrix 3, but I kept getting an error that said: "Webmatrix cannot start because it depends on the Microsoft Web Platform Installer". I erased all the files I had to install them again and now I got this message when I tried to reinstall the platform installer. What should do to resolve this and get Web Matrix?

  • Re: "The Web Platform Instaler could not start'

    Jul 13, 2017 03:22 AM|Yuk Ding|LINK

    Hi mguadalupe,

    Which version of OS are you using? If you installed a x64 version WPI on x86 OS, then the web platform installer could stop working. So to promise the WPI works fine on your side, just ensure the IIS and .net framework has been installed. Then select the correct version of web platform installer here:


    Best Regards,

    Yuk Ding

    Yuk Ding

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