Fixed – Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.IdentityModel, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies error in Windows 8


We were getting the above error while running one of our applications in Windows 8 machine. While trying to install it using the Installer we ran into the following error

“Windows Update Standalone Installer.  Installer encountered an error 0x80096002. The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found.”

Finally after some search came to know that WIF comes as a feature in Windows 8 which we can turn on or off.

To turn it on

Go to Search – look for Windows feature in Settings

Check the Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 option.

Restart the machine and we are done.



Classic Shell – Get the Start Menu and Start Button back in Windows 8


While searching for free Start Button alternative for windows 8 I came across this wonderful tool.

Using it we can get back our favorite Start menu back in Windows 8. The other feature that I loved about this tool was not only it shows all the programs installed but also shows all the Windows 8 specific apps installed in the system.


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