Package and Deployment Failing to Start: "Could Not Load File or Assembly"

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Issue

Creating a package using the package and deployment tool  fails to open with the following error:

Could not load file or assembly 'System,.Net.http, Version = 4.2.0.0.....

Symptoms

The Remote P&D tool does not load.

Troubleshooting Steps

To resolve this install .net framework version 4.7.2  or version 4.8.

The following .net framework tool can check what .net framework versions are currently installed on the system and what versions that may be needed: http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html