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which .NET to install on Windows XP SP3 system?

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#1 veerboa


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Hello. Which .NET to install on Windows XP SP3 system? Thank You.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

Depends on what you want to do with it,different .net versions are needed for running different applications.

So if you have an application you want to run that requires a .net,get the version specified to run it.


You dont necessarily need .net on your system,(ime not running it on this computer because i dont need it for anything and i dont want the updates which take up space,but some applications require one or other of the versions to run.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

Which .net framework you install....or don't install...is dependent on what the PC is used for. If only used for email and browsing they are probably unnecessary.

Add a music player/ organizer and .net framework will become necessary....eg MusicBee requires .netframeworkV4

Usually if a program requires .net....it will ask you to install it and some programs will actually do it for you. (eg MusicBee )  Some driver updaters also requite it.


A quick read will bring you up to date.


In a nutshell ...:: Essentially, a framework is just a bunch of code that the programmer can call without having to write it explicitly. Ruby on Rails for example is a framework. Before the RoR programmer writes a single line of code, there are already tons of lines of code written for him. That's why RoR can be so fast (if done right) or so slow (if not).



http://lifehacker.com/5791578/what-is-the-net-framework-and-why-do-i-need-it/alls net framework necessary to run ITunes




.....and just in case you are considering removing some versions of .net.....it is best to use the removal tool....read the Blurb FIRST....




You will soon know if you have removed something necessary for a particular program to operate....you will be presented with an error message....BE SURE to write it down if this happens.


You can always google each program...."is .net framework necessary to run ITunes".....or whatever programs you have....( i use itunes only as an example)




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Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

If you're looking for .NET Framework Resources and Information...check out these useful links.

Aaron Stebner's WebLog for .NET Framework information
Should I re-install the versions of the .NET Framework in a specific order?
What to do if other .NET Framework setup troubleshooting steps do not help

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