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Which download file - x86, or x64? RRS feed

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  • I need to download a security update for .NET framework 2.0, for offline installation, but I don't know which file version/architecture to use for my system - x86, or x64 ?

    It has an AMD64 processor, but the OS is Win XP Pro 32-bit, and I've installed AMD's 32-bit CPU driver.
     
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 8:08 PM

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  • >> Win XP Pro 32-bit

    in which case you need the 32bit version of the framework. (x86)

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Tuesday, March 2, 2010 8:42 AM
    Monday, March 1, 2010 10:26 AM
  • Nicholas,

    easy: incase you are running a 32bit operating system, you will need the 32bit version of the framework. incase you are running a 64bit operating system, you can run 32bit applications as well as 64bit applications ontop of it. a .net application can run as 32bit as well as 64bit ontop of an 64bit operating system. thus, depending on the application you are trying to run, you will need the 32bit _or_ the 64bit version of the framework. incase you are trying to run 32bit as well as 64bit applications, you will nee both the 32bit as well as the 64bit version of the framework.

    x86 := 32 bit
    x64 := 64 bit

    btw: the homepage for the .net framework documentation is here.

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    -thomas woelfer


    http://www.die.de/blog
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 PM


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