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PowerChute Personal Edition v3.x: Installation says the Data Service failed to start

Issue:
PowerChute Personal Edition v3.x: Installation says the Data Service failed to start

Product Line:
PowerChute Personal Edition (PCPE) version 3.x

Environment:
All supported Windows OS

Cause:
This issue happens if you do not have the latest service pack of .Net 2.0.

Solution:
To resolve the issue, download and install Service Pack 2 of .Net 2.0 x86  (NetFx20SP2_x86.exe) at the URL below, restart the machine and then retry installing PowerChute.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1639

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