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  • Running Windows XP Professional SP3 -32 bit(x86) (Details if known for Windows 7 SP1 too would be good if shared by anyone) - .NET Framework Installation Doubts (SORRY FOR THE LONG POST)

    Hi, I have seen a lot of installation errors regarding .NET Framework Installation on numerous forums and some systems I have installed, especially after Windows Updates. I have been trying to make a list of the .NET Framework Stand-Alone/offline installers, Security Updates, and Hotfix files that I am not sure are needed or not, and have made note of some that I came across over a few days and nights of research.  I would like to know which of these files are needed and which are not as I have not made too thorough a research as to whether any additional components or files need to be installed,(try reading one KB article before you criticize me to know how many numerous articles I would have to read to come up with these installers list) so if any additional components/files need to be downloaded or removed, Please feel free to mention the same, and DO RECTIFY ANY ERRORS FOUND herein as it would prove immensely valuable to many including me.

    "If there is a facility to attach files, I could attach the document with the first table list of Files that I have downloaded as well as the second table list of files that are present on my computer found in Add/Remove Programs (Updates Selected) to prevent such a long post.  Please mention if it is possible to do that as the rest of this post would seem baseless/useless without the particular info available to view and scrutinize" - Overcome by going through a hellish experience formatting the posts below from a document converting table to text and trying in vain to be somewhat better aligned to be read correctly in the forum, despite the slight crookedness visible here and there.

    Based on the info I provide, I would like someone well-versed in .NET Framework to check out the list thoroughly and mention the files needed/not needed with a tiny description as to the same.  I wanted to do this so that it would be available for those who have constant doubts or installation errors and those who are experiencing issues with .NET Framework so that they can check what they have done/not done based on the created checklist.  Mind you, I have NO major experience or working knowledge of .NET Framework or what any of its components are for, so please go easy on me if any errors found above.  I have installed .Net despite not knowing its need or what it is used for without event on my own system, but have noticed errors on some systems when Windows Updates starts acting weird with failed updates.

    As from what I have experienced or come to learn thus far is that when the program is updated to later versions, the rollback/hiding of some of the older version's files or components causes the issue with Windows Updates, because a later Service Pack might contain an update that is for the Previous version, and when that component is not found on the system, there is an understandable difficulty in updating that component, hence all the Windows Updates Errors.  Notice that because these files have been installed and due to the fact that the main program/component is hidden, it causes the files to show up in your Add/Remove Programs list(without the remove option) and sometimes even shows up as updated on "Review Windows Updates," yet keeps requesting to update and confuses the user if the install is either corrupt or failed.  If there was a way to make the windows update component refresh, identify and verify the files already installed to stop producing the updates icon, it would really be valuable.

    HINTS:  When attempting to consolidate the tables below, PLEASE USE THE "S.NO" as the IDENTIFIER for responses as to what to add or remove from the list and for remarks on a particular file.

    When downloading the files, Please add to the name of the files before you save using the "01 - 1.0dotnetfx.exe," "02 - 1.0 NDP10sp3-KB867461-X86-Enu.exe," etc, format for the files and updates. Be careful with the space between number and file names too as it could alter the order when viewed in a folder.  This way it helps knowing which order to install the particular files or service packs as when you normally give save download it just shows "dotnetfx," etc.

    Please do mention if certain individual files are already present in certain service packs if definitely sure about the fact.  The main reason I put this separately is hoping that this method would be manual and enable each service pack be individually updated to its respective program version to prevent update errors, though have not verified the method.

    I do notice that one way to identify is that some files are seemingly incremental in size, one clear example is "11 - 2.0 dotnetfx.exe 22,960KB," "12 - 2.0 NetFx20SP1_x86.exe 24,179KB," and "13 - 2.0 NetFx20SP2_x86.exe 24,416 KB" and following that are seven NDPSP2 updates "14 to 20."  It would be valuable to know if only number 13 is enough to be installed and whether it would include the files from previous "11 and 12" as well as the seven updates following it, thus making it a complete installer of version 2.0, OR if the files need to be installed individually. That would put to rest the confusion of what includes or excludes what.

    Another doubt is which of the versions need to be installed between 21 - 3.0, 29 - 3.5 and 30 - 3.5 SP1 and if the pertaining individual updates need to be installed.  Also for 3.5 should 28 - 3.5 client version be installed or 29 - 3.5?  I have noticed that 4.0, supposedly FULL standalone installer, still connects to the internet to download other components like 4.0 extended.  I wonder how that makes that a standalone/offline installer so to speak.  If they indeed had a list of everything as offline installers or a single offline installer with SP and Hotfix per version, it could be made easier by some genius making a slip-streamed CD/DVD that installs the complete .NET package hopefully without issues.

    Another doubt is do the .NET Framework installers install the different versions of Microsoft Visual C++ files and MSXML? OR are they downloaded separately through Windows Updates or installed via programs that need them?  Do we need to individually download any versions that are basically needed?  I noticed that some programs interfere or kill the .NET Framework install by trying to push some old version of a file when it is already installed causing a broken install, and causing Windows Updates to act up, case in point, this happened once when installing Nero, hope it was rectified by them.  I would love to hear your inputs and also hope that responses to this post help clear up some of the doubts some newbies to the topic like me have and also serve as a refresher to some of the so called experts who might know, yet might have forgotten some of the basics or too busy to check.

    I would certainly not mind a LATE response as long as the response is well researched and based on proven facts/methods.  I would however appreciate if am not noob-bashed by the so called know-all prophets, because frankly, try to find one complete, yet brief article on this topic anywhere on the internet and then be free with your negative comments.  Hope someone is patient enough to read this post and if the questions seem worthy may he/she respond and the response will definitely be much appreciated by me and to those that the lengthy post might seem useful.  Take Care and God Bless.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Michael

    P.S.: Hope the effort is not in vain!
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:07 PM

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  • S. NO. V. NO. SP NO. TITLE - DESCRIPTION                                FILE VERSION     KB NUMBER   FILE SIZE        TYPE

    01        PRE   REQ      Windows Installer XP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe    4.5.0.0                                      3.17 MB            WIN INSTALLER

    02         3        SP3     WindowsXP-KB936929-sp3-x86-enu_              6.2.29.0              KB936929        316 MB         OS SP INSTALLER

                                    c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4.exe

    03        1.0                1.0 Dotnetfx.exe                                            1.0.3705.0                                 20.8 MB           INSTALLER

    04        1.0      SP3     NDP1.0sp3-KB867461-X86-Enu.exe                1.0.872.2884        KB867461        9.64 MB         SP INSTALLER

    05        1.0      SP3     NDP1.0sp3-KB928367-X86-Enu.exe                1.0.1490.4315      KB928367       6.23 MB         HF INSTALLER

    06        1.1                1.1 dotnetfx.exe                                            1.1.4322.573                               23.1 MB          INSTALLER

    07        1.1      SP1     NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe                       1.0.871.2738        KB867460        10.2 MB         SP INSTALLER

    08        1.1      SP1     NDP1.1sp1-KB928366-X86.exe                       1.0.1552.4488      KB928366         8.82 MB         SP INSTALLER

    09        1.1      SP1     NDP1.1sp1-KB979906-X86.exe                       1.0.1683.4989      KB979906       13.5 MB         SP INSTALLER

    10        1.1      SP1     NDP1.1sp1-KB2416447-X86.exe                     1.0.1686.5002      KB2416447     13.5 MB          SP INSTALLER

    11        2.0                2.0 dotnetfx.exe                                             2.0.50727.42                              22.4 MB           INSTALLER

    12        2.0      SP1     2.0 NetFx20SP1_x86.exe                                 2.1.21022.8                               23.6 MB          SP INSTALLER

    13        2.0      SP2     2.0 NetFx20SP2_x86.exe                                 2.2.30729.1                               23.8 MB          SP INSTALLER

    14        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB958481-x86.exe                        9.0.30729.195      KB958481       8.56 MB          SP INSTALLER

    15        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB974417-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.3606     KB974417         10.9 MB          SP INSTALLER

    16        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB976569-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.3612     KB976569         10.9 MB          SP INSTALLER

    17        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB979909-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.3627     KB979909        830 KB           SP INSTALLER

    18        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB982167-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.3638     KB982167         6.41 MB          SP INSTALLER

    19        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB983583-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.3641     KB983583        11.1 MB          SP INSTALLER

    20        2.0      SP2     NDP20SP2-KB2418241-x86.exe                     9.0.30729.3646     KB2418241      6.42 MB          SP INSTALLER

    21        3.0                 3.0 dotnetfx3.exe                                         3.0.4506.30                                  50.3MB            INSTALLER

    22        3.0      SP1      3.0 NetFx30SP1_x86.exe                              3.1.21022.8                                  25.0 MB          SP INSTALLER

    23        3.0      SP2      NDP30SP2-KB958483-x86.exe                       9.0.30729.196      KB958483        6.91 MB          SP INSTALLER

    24        3.0      SP2      NDP30SP2-KB976570-x86.exe                      9.0.30729.3613      KB976570         10.1 MB          SP INSTALLER

    25        3.0      SP2      NDP30SP2-KB977354-v2-x86.exe                 9.0.30729.3635     KB977354-v2    15.2 MB         SP INSTALLER

    26        3.0      SP2      NDP30SP2-KB982168-x86.exe                      9.0.30729.3639     KB982168           20.0 MB         SP INSTALLER

    27        3.0      SP2      NDP30SP2-KB982524-x86.exe                      9.0.30729.3640     KB982524           16.1 MB         SP INSTALLER

    28        3.5        ?       3.5 CLIENT DotNetFx35Client.exe             6.1.22.5                     !                   255 MB          CL INSTALLER

    29        3.5      OR?     3.5 dotnetfx35.exe                                    3.5.21022.8               !                    197 MB           INSTALLER

    30        3.5      SP1      3.5 SP1dotnetfx35.exe                                  3.5.30729.1                                    231 MB         SP INSTALLER

    31        3.5      SP1      NDP35SP1-KB953595                                           ?                  KB953595            ?                 HF INSTALLER

                                     Note: Availability Unknown, WU?!

    32        3.5      SP1      NDP35SP1-KB958484-x86.exe                      9.0.30729.196       KB958484         1.35 MB          HF INSTALLER

    33        3.5      SP1      NDP35SP1-KB963707-x86.exe                      9.0.30729.3605     KB963707          741 KB          SP INSTALLER

    34        3.5      SP1      NDP35SP1-KB2416473-x86.exe                    9.0.30729.3644     KB2416473        1.30 MB         SP INSTALLER

    35       PRE     REQ      Windows Imaging Component_x86_enu.exe   6.1.22.4       NEEDED?!          1.16 MB           INSTALLER

                                      (Prior to .Net4)

    36        4.0                  4.0 dotNetFx40_Full_x86.exe                          4.0.30319.1                                  35.3 MB           INSTALLER

    37        4.0      OR       4.0 dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe                   4.0.30319.1               !                   48.1 MB          INSTALLER

    38        4.0      SU        NDP40-KB2416472-x86.exe                         10.0.30319.206      KB2416472        4.63 MB        SP INSTALLER

                                                                                             OTHER PROGRAMS

    39                  SETUP VERIFIER TOOL - netfx_setupverifier.exe          6.0.3790.0                                     263 KB        SETUP VERIFY

    40                  ASOFT VERSION DETECTOR – dotnet.exe                   2.2.1.2222                                     655 KB     VERSION DETECT

    41                  CLEANUP TOOL - cleanup_tool.exe                             6.0.3790.0                                     287 KB        CLEANUP TOOL

     

     SP/SU = SERVICE PACK/SECURITY UPDATE | WU = WINDOWS UPDATE  | HF = HOTFIX   |  ?/! = UNKNOWN   |   OR = (or)

      PRE REQ = PREREQUISITE

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:20 PM
  • MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 1.0 HOTFIX (KB928367)                  

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1                 

                                                                            MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 SECURITY UPDATE (KB2416447)

                                                                            MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 SECURITY UPDATE (KB979906)

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 2.0 SERVICE PACK 2   

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK CLR

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK CA

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK CRT

                                                                            KB958481

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK PREXP

                                                                            DR. WATSON

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK WINFORMS

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK 1

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK ASP .NET

                                                                            .NET FRAMEWORK 2

                                                                            KB979909

                                                                            KB980773PROBLEM UPDATE – MENTIONED AS RESOLVED WITH VMWARE-VICLIENT-ALL-4.0.0-208111.EXE KB982167

                                                                            KB983583

                                                                            KB2418241

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.0 SERVICE PACK 2   

                                                                            WPF2_32

                                                                            WPF_OTHER_32

                                                                            WPF_OTHER

                                                                            WCF

                                                                            WPF_1

                                                                            WPF2

                                                                            XPS

                                                                            KB958483

                                                                            WF

                                                                            WF_32

                                                                            WCS

                                                                            KB976769V2PROBLEM UPDATE

                                                                            ^ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2262911

                                                                            ^ http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/netfxnetcom/thread/853e2c1e-9216-46b3-b8e7-0594b64f01b4

                                                                            KB977354NOTE: MENTIONED TO INSTALL KB982524             DO NOT INSTALL KB976576 (REMOVE IF PRESENT)

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 SP1       

                                                                            SECURITY UPDATE FOR MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 SP1 (KB2416473)

                                                                            HOTFIX FOR MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)

                                                                            UPDATE FOR MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)

                                                                            HOTFIX FOR MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 4 CLIENT PROFILE        

    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 4 EXTENDED                    

                                                                            SECURITY UPDATE FOR MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 4 EXTENDED (KB2416472)

     

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 ATL UPDATE KB973923 - X86 8.0.50727.4053                

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 REDISTRIBUTABLE          

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 REDISTRIBUTABLE          

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 REDISTRIBUTABLE          

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2008 ATL UPDATE KB973924 - X86 9.0.30729.4148                

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2008 REDISTRIBUTABLE - X86 9.0.21022                   

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2008 REDISTRIBUTABLE - X86 9.0.30729.17           

    MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2008 REDISTRIBUTABLE - X86 9.0.30729.4148     

    MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB954430)        

    MSXML 4.0 SP2(KB963688)        

    MSXML 4.0 SP3 PARSER                 

    MSXML 4.0 SP3 PARSER (KB973685)            

    MSXML 6.0 PARSER

     

    BOLD ITEMS AND ABOVE VISUAL C++ AND MSXML ITEMS ARE PRESENT ON MY SYSTEM IN ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS

    NOTE: KB FILES WITH REMARKS ARE BASED ON ISSUES MENTIONED BY FORUMS ON THE INTERNET

    DO THE UPDATES THAT ARE NOT INSTALLED FROM FIRST FILE LIST TABLE NEED TO BE INSTALLED?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:39 PM