Reinstall .Net Framework 11 on top of 30 & 35

Microsoft .net framework / 1.1
January 10, 2010 at 10:30:00
Specs: Windows XP
Can I re-install Net.Framewrk 1.1 safely with 3.0 & 3.5 already installed?

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#1
January 10, 2010 at 10:51:05
add/remove programs wouldn't uninstall 3.0 and 3.5. I understand that .Net Framework updates should be done in a specific order - is this correct?

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#2
January 10, 2010 at 11:43:29
I understand that .Net Framework updates should be done in a specific order - is this correct?

That is also what I tend to think. It may not even be true. The confusion & uncertainity stems from M$ not giving anyone outside Redmond campus straightcut information regarding these stupid framework used by developers (personally I hate them).

McGregory,

Can you tell us why you want to reinstall 1.1? Have you tried this automatic cleanup tool? If not try it first. Maybe you won't be needing to reinstall 1.1

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/arch...

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#3
January 10, 2010 at 12:00:23
No, that is not true. Any application that uses netframworks was written with a certain version in mind. Unless the application was somehow updated to use a different version then it needs the version it was written for until the cows come home.

Netframework is not like other Microsoft files in that a newer version replaces the older version.

It is possible for you to need all netframework versions.

The only exception to this is the minor updates like netframwork 1 to 1.1. In that case Microsoft will indicate at their update site what the requirements are.

So, you can and should re-install netframework 1.1 if you still have an application that requires it.


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#4
January 10, 2010 at 12:05:23
Look at the link below. This is an excerpt from the link.

Side-by-Side Deployment

The .NET architecture allows multiple versions of a given component to be installed and even run simultaneously on a single system. This side-by-side deployment extends to the .NET Framework itself, allowing applications to target different versions of the .NET Framework installed on the same computer, without affecting each other. Thus multiple versions of the .NET Framework can be deployed side-by-side, allowing applications built with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework to run using newer versions, including version 1.1, or to continue running with the earlier version.

http://www.google.com/search?q=are+...


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#5
January 10, 2010 at 12:26:26
Well that's clear enough - then I could install 1.1 with 3.0 and 3.5 already installed. I also had 2.0, 2.1 installed but cleared these with the aforementioned recommended tool because add/remove couldnt remove them. 3.0 and 3.5 are still installed. I realised that I should have done 1.1 before installing 2.0 and it was trying to install 1.1 after the fact that messed up. I was left with a Win update shield in the taskbar that couldn't update clean.

Sorry if all that sounds confusing - I am confused with the whole deal. Thanks for your input.


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#6
January 10, 2010 at 12:29:54
I have downloaded 1.1 now ready for installation. Hope it doesn't mess up!!

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#7
January 10, 2010 at 14:34:20
Are you sure you even need the other versions of netframework? I think you would get a message that the version is required. I don't think there is any harm in it being installed and unused though.

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#8
January 10, 2010 at 14:39:16
Please keep us posted as you proceed with the installation. Needless to say last week I installed some recent software. The very first thing it did was check for Framework 1.1. Today I installed TurboTax 2009 - it checked for Framework 3.5 SP1. I needed to install this software early to computate my 4th 2009 Estimate Income Tax return due January 15.

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#9
January 11, 2010 at 05:20:48
Hi XPuser
I did some research on Microsoft downloads and found some tips for pre-installation of 1.1 I downloaded the preparation tool VS2008-PatchRemovalTool-x86 which removed any video based apps that may conflict with the instal. That done, I crossed my fingers and installed it via Windows update site - eureka - there was no problems and it was successful. Think I'll wait a bit now and see if I get the offer to download successive upgrades from Win Auto Updates. I dont have much faith in manual installations.

Hope this is encouraging to other people in the same boat.


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#10
January 11, 2010 at 06:50:10
I suggest you change your settings to allow notification but for you do decide what to install. That way you know what is being installed and you have control. I avoid any driver updates from Microsoft.

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#11
January 11, 2010 at 09:00:13
OtheHill, why do you avoid driver updates from Microsoft? I would have thought they would be 'cleaner' than those from some driver update sites.

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#12
January 11, 2010 at 10:07:01
No. The "cleaner" site is the very vendor that made the software/hardware. If you have problems with Windows, you go to Microsoft. If you have problems with a motherboard built by XYZ Corp, you don't go to M$ for help. You go to XYZ for it.

By the way the VS2008-PatchRemovalTool-x86 file you spoke of can be downloaded from this link.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#13
January 11, 2010 at 10:17:54
Yep. I get it. Cross purposes here. I have had MS offering driver updates and used them. However, I totally agree with you on going to the maker's sites for other driver updates. The patch removal tool has done its job and I successfully installed .NF 1.1.
I guess SP 2 is next but can wait a day or so.
Thanks for your assistance.

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#14
January 11, 2010 at 10:47:48
Go directly to SP3. No need to install SP2 at all. I suggest you download the distributable version from the link below and save it to disk for future use.

You may want to slipstream SP3 and some drivers into your WinXP cd files and then burn a new disk with the latest on it.

Look at nLite OS to slipstream.

http://www.nliteos.com/


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#15
January 11, 2010 at 11:03:17
Thanks OtheHill - I now have .Net F 1.1 SP1, Net F 3.5 SP1,
Hotfix 3.5 SP1 installed.

What should I go to now?? As you suggested SP3? Or am I done with it now?


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#16
January 11, 2010 at 11:15:02
IMO you should always use the latest updates available for your OS. That is SP3 plus probably about 100 post SP3 updates and fixes.

You can include all of them in a slipstream.

Is you WinXP CD a full version disk or a restore type?


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#17
January 11, 2010 at 11:19:59
I have WinXP Home Edition CD Rom

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#18
January 11, 2010 at 11:33:04
Then no problem installing SP3.

Sorry I didn't include the SP3 download link. Here it is.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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