The installation of Cubase fails and the following error message appears:
.NET Framework Initialization Error
The needed .NET Framework - a Windows component - on your system seems to be missing or has been corrupted.
Unfortunately, since the problem can have several reasons, there is no specific solution that works for all.
Please note that both updates require an up-to-date Windows 7 installation. In doubt, please run Windows Update to get the latest Windows updates including optional updates, particularly .NET Frameworks, Windows Update is offering.
After the suggested Windows updates have been completed, the Cubase installation should succeed.