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I'm About As Confused As I Could Be....

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#1 trumpetman51


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

Dear fellow Bleeping Computer members,

I am about as confused as I can be.

I am trying VERY hard to keep my PC running as lean and mean as I possibly can. Then, I go to install an application that says it needs Microsoft .NET FRAMEWORK installed......

Well, where do I begin? There is version 1.1, version 2.0, and version 3.0!! Which one do I want to install? Or, do I want to install ANY of them AT ALL???

The last time I installed version 2.0, it turned out that I eventually had to ALSO install some kind of UPDATE or SERVICE PACK for it also....

So, I guess what I am trying to find out, is WHICH ONE is most versatile, least troublesome, most helpful...?

I am NOT a developer, so I don't need it for that purpose....

The application that I mentioned before is Win XP Manager which is a sort of souped up WinXP tweaking tool...and it does much more. It is supposedly a good program for maximizing one's XP installation. Getting rid of "deadwwod", maximizing settings, etc. When you start it's setup, it informs you that you must have Microsoft (or is it Windows) .NET Framework installe don your machine for it to work. It mentions v.1.1 OR v.2.0....so, WHICH ONE??

Can anyone make a suggestion to help me figure out what to do here??

Thanks again for being here to listen and to help out!! :thumbsup:

trumpetman51 (John)

Edited by trumpetman51, 26 March 2008 - 03:13 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:49 PM

IME, any application needing MS.NET...indicates what version it also needs.

I have 2 ATI cards and I have to use MS.NET to download/install any updates for the drivers. As soon as I get the drivers, I remove MS.Net from my system (because it serves no other purpose and may never be used by me again).

I go with the latest version that is out, in this case 3.5.

I believe that the earlier versions continue to be downloadable because some older apps might not be compatible...but that's just a hunch of mine. My ATI drivers don't seem to care whether it's 2.5 or 3.0 or whatever...although I doubt if the first version would work properly with the ATI downloads. But, from what I read, much depends on when that program requiring NET was written.

Bottom line: You can have each installed at once on your system...and there is no conflict. I've had 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 installed at the same time with no problems.

More info on NET: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:16 PM

Hmm, I had this problem too, but when I downloaded all the Microsoft updates it worked again. :flowers: go to the official site and download the latest version. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:46 PM

It's been my experience that only the most recent version is necessary. I have yet to run into a program that explicitly depends on an older version.

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