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Microsoft .Net Framework Version 2.0 is required to continue

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  • I get this message "Microsoft .Net Framework Version 2.0 is required to continue" in a required system software not installed window.

    I'm just a new user and not a software developer and somehow I ended up here after doing an internet search.

    I clicked on the link in the error message box and it took me to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx where there were 50 downloads that matched my search for ".Net Framework Version 2.0'. How would I know which one to choose? After reading about htis, I'm not sure I need to do a download.
     
    I've a new pc with windows 7 and it has this message every time I do a restart or startup.

    Also I'm new to this forum and tried responding to another thread about this issue using the reply process and was taken to the home screen after I setup an account so I could say what I'm saying here. When I search this forum for my issue I got 618 matches, more than I want to sift through for a solution.

    I'd appreciate some help.

    Thank you.

    Friday, February 26, 2010 9:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi Patmacms,

    Thank you for your post.

    For Windows 7, .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1 is shipped with it as one of OS component.
    For .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1, it includes .NET 2.0 with SP2 and .NET 3.0 with SP2 as prerequisite.
    This means, you have the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 plus a few post 3.5 SP1 bug fixes on Windows 7. They are OS components. Thus, you don't need to manually install .NET Framework 2.0.

    Please use Verification Tool to verify .Net Framework 2.0. If .Net Framework 2.0 cannot be verified on your computer, you can try to follow the steps mentioned in the following blog to repair the .NET Framework 2.0 on Windows 7.
    See: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/26/how-to-repair-the-net-framework-2-0-and-3-0-on-windows-vista.aspx (also apply to Windows 7)

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 7:23 AM

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  • If you choose to do a windows update from the start menu you may get it as an optional install. If not you should already have it installed.

    Otherwise you can download the 32-bit version here
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

    64 bit version here
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B44A0000-ACF8-4FA1-AFFB-40E78D788B00&displaylang=en
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:24 AM
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  • Hi Patmacms,

    Thank you for your post.

    For Windows 7, .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1 is shipped with it as one of OS component.
    For .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1, it includes .NET 2.0 with SP2 and .NET 3.0 with SP2 as prerequisite.
    This means, you have the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 plus a few post 3.5 SP1 bug fixes on Windows 7. They are OS components. Thus, you don't need to manually install .NET Framework 2.0.

    Please use Verification Tool to verify .Net Framework 2.0. If .Net Framework 2.0 cannot be verified on your computer, you can try to follow the steps mentioned in the following blog to repair the .NET Framework 2.0 on Windows 7.
    See: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/26/how-to-repair-the-net-framework-2-0-and-3-0-on-windows-vista.aspx (also apply to Windows 7)

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 7:23 AM
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