Solved which .Net Framework version should I install for XP?

March 6, 2014 at 06:02:33
Specs: Windows XP
I am using windows xp and internet explorer 8. should I install .net framework 2.0.50727 or .net framework 4. I currently have .net framework 1.0 and 1.1 installed

I am running SP3 which includes DirectX 9.0c
I am running Service Pack 3 in windows xp

I am using internet explorer 8 to start up and bing but, my printer does not print correctly in black ink. I installed firefox 27 (the only one it would install for me) and the printer worked fine but, I keep getting a message to install .net framework 2.0.50727 or 4. Now I'm getting the same message for internet explorer 8.

I don't know what a 'Message' field is?
If you figure out anything please email me

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March 6, 2014 at 08:57:25
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Just run Windows Update & install everything that's available.

As for which browser to use, XP only supports up to IE8 & since many sites don't work well with older/outdated browsers, installing Firefox was a good move. I believe 27 is the current version, it will update automatically as newer versions are released.

You probably realize that Microsoft will stop supporting XP next month, that means no more updates or fixes. What are your system specs & which anti-virus are you running?

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March 6, 2014 at 09:11:45
Email on an open forum is asking for spam too. You might consider removing it, as most people will just reply on here, and not email you.


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March 6, 2014 at 11:11:33
Yeah, remove your email address at #3 or you will get increasing email spam forever. On the very rare occasions when email is used it is done securely using the Private Message feature.

If you are keeping XP then see these to help beef up your security:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 11, 2014 at 13:25:49

I combined your 4 posts into one and removed your email address as a courtesy.

In the future, if no one has yet responded to your post you can edit it to add additional information. Doing that AFTER a response can make things confusing.

Now to respond to your original question. You do not necessarily need ANY versions of netframeworks or you may need all the versions. Programs that need netframeworks need a specific version. Installing the latest version may not be the right one.

As riider has mentioned above, Windows Update will offer up any versions needed for your particular installation.

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