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There will be one final update to see out XP, when I cannot say for sure but there will definatly be another update.

I have recently upgraded to W7 and found it to be full of silly yet seriously restrictive usability regressions. I will most definitely miss XP, microsoft seem to have forgoten it's the little things that make all the difference.

#1 19-08-09 08:01


Installing .NET thru Windows Update

I've read quite a bit on the various .NET versions last week, and finally took the plunge to install them.  If you are like me you are a minimalist when it comes to adding software, so I thought I'd share my experience.  My goal was to install a fully intregrated framework.  From what I had read, some were saying .NET 3.5 included all previously released versions while others were saying to install everything beginning with .NET 1.1, so I decided to test this.  Be advised that this was done on a system running Windows XP Pro with x86 hardware, and all installs were thru Windows Update. System Restarts were done whenever prompted. Your mileage may vary.

At Windows Update (WU), my offerings were ".NET Framework 1.1", and ".NET Framework 3.5 SP-1 with .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update".  I started by installing 1.1.
Back at WU, I was now offered ".NET Framework 1.1 SP-1" which I installed.
Again back at WU, I was now offered "KB928366 - Security Update for .NET 1.1 SP-1" in the High Priority section which I installed.
Back again at WU this left ".NET Framework 3.5 SP-1 with .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update", which I installed.
Returning to WU, I was now offered "KB961118 - Update for Windowws XP" in the High Priority section, which I installed.
Once again at WU, in the High Priority section I was offered "Update to .NET 3.5 SP-1" which I installed.
A final trip to WU had no new offerings so this completed things.

Checking the Add/Remove Programs List, I have installed:
.NET Framework 1.1
.NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
.NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
.NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1

My theory is:
WU would not offer .NET 1.1 and 3.5 if 3.5 contained 1.1.  Furthermore .NET 3.5 contains .Net 2.0 including SP-2, 3.0 including SP-2, and of course 3.5 including SP-1.

nLite, which requires .NET 2.0 is running fine.

I hope all this helps someone. smile


19-08-09 08:01


Re: Installing .NET thru Windows Update

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