Questions about .NET 3.5


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pc nerd

When I do Update, XP keeps telling me that an update for .NET 3.5 is
available. I checked Add or Remove programs & this is what is installed:

..Net Framework 1.1
..NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix
..NET Framework 2.0 SP1

This is what Update wants to install:
..NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions
2.0 thru 3.5.

I have .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 installed, but I don't have .NET Framework 2.0
itself installed.

I went to Wikipedia & searched for .NET Framework. There is a .NET Framework
2.0 & 3.0 & 3.5 available for download from Microsoft. Do I have to install
..NET Framework 2.0 & 3.0 & 3.5 before I install what Windows wants to install?

Needless to say, I'm confused!

I don't have .NET 3.5 installed so how can I install a service pack for a
non-existent application?

I'm confused!!!

Thank you.
 
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JS

pc nerd said:
When I do Update, XP keeps telling me that an update for .NET 3.5 is
available. I checked Add or Remove programs & this is what is installed:

.Net Framework 1.1
.NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix
.NET Framework 2.0 SP1

This is what Update wants to install:
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET
versions
2.0 thru 3.5.

I have .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 installed, but I don't have .NET Framework
2.0
itself installed.

I went to Wikipedia & searched for .NET Framework. There is a .NET
Framework
2.0 & 3.0 & 3.5 available for download from Microsoft. Do I have to
install
.NET Framework 2.0 & 3.0 & 3.5 before I install what Windows wants to
install?

Needless to say, I'm confused!

I don't have .NET 3.5 installed so how can I install a service pack for a
non-existent application?

I'm confused!!!

Thank you.

1) Because you have .NET 2.0 SP1 installed you in effect
have .NET 2.0 with SP1 applied on top of it.

2) You do not need .NET 3.0 or .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.

3) You can install .NET 2.0 SP2 with the family update if you
choose to do so.

NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...58-915b-4eb5-9b1d-10e506da9d0f&displaylang=en
32 Bit Windows download File is named = NetFx20SP2_x86.exe
(Restart is required)

Family Update:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x86, and Windows
Server 2003 x86

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...450b0212565&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

Note: Disregard the title of the article.

Scroll down the web page to the section titled: "Files in This Download"

32 Bit Windows download File is named = NDP20SP2-KB958481-x86.exe (8.6MB)



After you have completed installing the files check Add/Remove programs and
you should see: "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2" with KB958481
(Family update) along with a number of additional .NET Framework entries
listed immediately below NET Framework Service Pack 2.
 
M

MKalafus

Update for .NET 3.5 is the common package for .NET 2.0 and 3.0 and
3.5. Under it's KB article number you can find details. Summary when
you can install updates for .NET 2.0 or 3.0. or 3.5 you must install
this update.

Mano007
 
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Tim Meddick

pc nerd,
Before you go and install .Net Framework 3.5, think: do you
have ANY programs installed on your system that actually NEED .Net
Framework? If not, then it's pretty pointless upgrading to a much larger
..Net installation when not necessary. .Net Framework is an application
environment for programs that are specifically written in order to make use
of it (e.g. Microsoft's Speed Launch). You would probably already know it
if you had a program installed that was using .Net Framework.
If I were you, I'd wait until a program specifically requests that you
upgrade to .Net Framework 3.5 before you go and install it. It's not going
anywhere, it will still be available to download when and IF you ever have a
program that needs it. Until then, go to the Microsoft's Update website and
choose the 'custom' search and mark the option 'Never remind me of this
update again'. You can always go through the 'history' option on the same
page and undo this action if you ever need to.

==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 

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