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Net Framework 2.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I tried to install a program, which during the installation process said I needed Framework 2.0, then directed me to microsoft where this version was listed on the page. I am sure I have a newer version of Framework, why would the newer not be compatible? Has anyone come across this before? And if so, how did you solve the issue?

    THanks,

    John

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 6:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi John,

    Most of the time, you can use the latest version of the .NET Framework to run applications that were created by using earlier versions of the .NET Framework. But some versions don’t automatically roll forward older applications. Older applications require the Framework they target to be installed.

    The relationship between .NET Framework different versions:

    .NET 1.0 is an independent version

    .NET 1.1 includes the .NET 1.0

    .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 are independent versions

    .NET 3.5 includes the .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1

    .NET 3.5 SP1 includes the .NET 2.0 SP2 and .NET 3.0 SP2

    .NET 4.0 is an independent version

    .NET 4.5 includes the .NET 4.0

    .NET 4.5.1 includes the .NET 4.5

    .NET 4.5.2 includes the .NET 4.5.1

    You can refer to: http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework_version_history

    I'm not a verified user, so I insert the blank after the "http".

    So you can check the version of your .NET Framework, if it doesn’t contain the .NET 2.0, you need to install it.

    Hope this information is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    JiayiLi

    Monday, May 18, 2015 5:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Yes, this is a common occurrence. If you have a program that was developed specifically pointing to .NET 2.0, then .NET 2.0 MUST be installed on the computer where you want to install/run this program.

    Starting with Windows Vista, certain .NET versions come as part of the OS, so we will need to know your Windows version in order to provide specific suggestions on your issue.

    Also, you can determine which .NET versions are installed on your system with this tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

    Please run the tool with .NET 2.0 selected (if 2.0 is not listed, pick the highest available version), then post the first 15 lines AND the last 15 lines of the tool log here.

    Once we know your Windows version, and have the log information, we can address your issue.

    It will also be helpful if you can tell us what program you are trying to install, and the version.

    Monday, May 18, 2015 3:57 PM

All replies

  • Hi John,

    Most of the time, you can use the latest version of the .NET Framework to run applications that were created by using earlier versions of the .NET Framework. But some versions don’t automatically roll forward older applications. Older applications require the Framework they target to be installed.

    The relationship between .NET Framework different versions:

    .NET 1.0 is an independent version

    .NET 1.1 includes the .NET 1.0

    .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 are independent versions

    .NET 3.5 includes the .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1

    .NET 3.5 SP1 includes the .NET 2.0 SP2 and .NET 3.0 SP2

    .NET 4.0 is an independent version

    .NET 4.5 includes the .NET 4.0

    .NET 4.5.1 includes the .NET 4.5

    .NET 4.5.2 includes the .NET 4.5.1

    You can refer to: http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework_version_history

    I'm not a verified user, so I insert the blank after the "http".

    So you can check the version of your .NET Framework, if it doesn’t contain the .NET 2.0, you need to install it.

    Hope this information is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    JiayiLi

    Monday, May 18, 2015 5:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Yes, this is a common occurrence. If you have a program that was developed specifically pointing to .NET 2.0, then .NET 2.0 MUST be installed on the computer where you want to install/run this program.

    Starting with Windows Vista, certain .NET versions come as part of the OS, so we will need to know your Windows version in order to provide specific suggestions on your issue.

    Also, you can determine which .NET versions are installed on your system with this tool:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

    Please run the tool with .NET 2.0 selected (if 2.0 is not listed, pick the highest available version), then post the first 15 lines AND the last 15 lines of the tool log here.

    Once we know your Windows version, and have the log information, we can address your issue.

    It will also be helpful if you can tell us what program you are trying to install, and the version.

    Monday, May 18, 2015 3:57 PM