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Which .NET Framework for windows xp sp3


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#1 veerboa

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

hello. I need to install a .NET Framework for XP SP3. The program is calling for at least 3.5, but I see there are newer .NET Framework versions available. I can not seem to figure out if a newer version will work properly with XP. Thank you.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

.NET Framework 4.5 or higher does not support Windows XP users can skip as this version does not support that operating system. See System Requirements.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:51 PM

.NET Framework 4 is what you need. Here's the link. You'll have to run Windows Update after the install, as there's 15 or more updates to be applied after the install. These typically takes longer to install than most other Windows Updates.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=17718

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

These typically takes longer to install than most other Windows Updates.

Yes they do and they are more prone to failed installations....which is why I recommend installing them separately from other Windows Updates.
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

What's the program?

 

If it asks for 3.5...then I'd install 3.5, SP1.  Versions of MS.NET are not necessarily cumulative...and the program requests the version which was employed by the developer of the application...so just install that version.

 

A different program can require a completely different version...at which time you should install that version.

 

MS.NET installs are determined by the programs which ask for and require these versions which have been implemented by the program developers.

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

hello.

 

I downloaded the .NET Framework 4.0 through the windows update and received the error below after I launched the program I needed it for.

 

Note, that I do see the additional updates that are now displayed in the windows updater to download.

 

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".net framework initialization error. unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application."

 

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Edited by veerboa, 19 April 2014 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

hello Louis,

 

I did not see your message until after the issue arose. The program is called CCEnhancer-3.9. It automates the winapp2.ini updates for CCleaner.

 

As a side note, on the xp computer I would like to have the most up to date programs, to discourage any issues with flaws etc.

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

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I would not install this program, but it's your system.  You have someone's hobby as a test case on your system, with no responsibility for when things go wrong.

 

<<As a side note, on the xp computer I would like to have the most up to date programs, to discourage any issues with flaws etc.>>

 

Actually...newer software is likely to be more flawed than older software...which has had time, support, and data feedback.  Ignoring that...the plain and simple truth is that many software problems are caused by damaged files (which have nothing to do with how old or new it is) rather than being associated with time.

 

AV and Windows updates are time-essential because such help thwart the presence of malware on a system.  Some mistakely believe that drivers have to be constantly "updated" when the reality is that the only reasons for replacing a driver is either enhanced functionality or damaged/malfunctioning current drivers.

 

In any case, enjoy your system :).

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

hello Louis.

 

That program is now uninstalled from the computer. Thank you for the information.

 

As for the .NET Framework how can I test it to make sure it is working properly? As for the .Net Framework I also want to clarify that it is alright to have more than one version installed on a computer? From my experience I know that when a software update is released usually the program instructs during install to uninstall or copy over the older version. For .NET Framework is this not the case? And does having a newer version (ie. 4.0) installed not take care of the programs that request 3.5? Is it best to download from the windows updater or directly download from the site in case one has to uninstall and reinstall?

 

thank you.


Edited by veerboa, 19 April 2014 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

If a program doesn't ask for NET...it's installed and working properly if the program is working properly.  Ditto if a driver package asks for NET.

 

If no application asks for it...it's either already installed or not needed.

 

The direct download packages for NET, Visual Basic, etc...are all faster than going through Windows Update.  And...you have the installer package if you have to reinstall it, for whatever reason.

 

I've already stated...versions are NOT cumulative.  If the program says 3.5...please install 3.5, SP1.

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Many XP users will never need .NET Framework 4.0, however there are some instances where it will be. Such as auto detect & installing of AMD video card (GPU) drivers, which at this time is the only thing that has prompted me to install the software. I've only needed it on one XP install, out of the many that I've had.

 

Otherwise, it's optional, which is why it's not included in Automatic Updates. Only after .NET Framework 4.0 is installed, are there auto updates for it. If it's not needed, don't bother.

 

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Edited by cat1092, 19 April 2014 - 04:29 PM.

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