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CS1703: An assembly with the same identity ‘System.Web.Extensions, Version=

You tried to change the ASP .Net version from 2 / 3.5 to ASP .Net Version 4 / 4.5 and receive the following error:

Compilation Error

Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately. 
Compiler Error Message: CS1703: An assembly with the same identity ‘System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35′ has already been imported. Try removing one of the duplicate references. 
Source Error:

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Have a look under DotNetNuke website_root/bin folder a DLL file called " System.Web.Extensions.dll" rename this file to any other file i.e. " System.Web.Extensions.dll.old".

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