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  •  I received a "Automatic Update Available" notice for .Net Framework 1.0 SP3, today.  When I clicked on the download and install button, the update (KB930494) downloaded but numberous attempts at installing the update have failed.  When I looked at my Add/Remove program, it shows I have .NET Framework 1.1, 1.1 hotfix(KB928366), 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1 and .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 installed.  It doesn't show anything about .NET Framework version 1.0, did I miss the install version 1.0 notice? 
      I am a very basic PC user...  I surf the internet, read email, and use entertainment software.  Do I really need all of these .NET Framework programs?  I ask because I've had trouble with .NET Framework updates before, and the support team told me just to hide those updates from future update notices and the CardSpace program will not work (I have the Control Panel icon but when I click on it I get an error message.).  Both of these are connected to the .NET Framework program. 
      Are these .NET programs considered tools for developers or are they needed for basic PC operation?  Do I need to find and install .NET Framework 1.0, so I can get these updates installed?
    Monday, July 20, 2009 2:34 PM


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  • Hi PC_confused,

    More clarification with you. What's your OS? Did you receive any error message during the updating?

    The update KB930494 is the security update for the .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3.
    For more information on this KB, see:
    To check whether you have installed .NET Framework 1.0 or not, please try .NET Framework Verification Tool to verify it.

    Referring to removal of any versions of the .NET Framework, it depends on the applications and OS that are ran on your PC.

    For applications, if you have some application based on .NET Framework 2.0 on your PC, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0 because you need it to support your application.
    For OS, here is a useful blog that shows what version of .NET Framework is included in what version of OS. See:

    So if you have any application based on .NET Framework 1.0, you can download it from the following website and install it.
    Then install .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 and install KB930494 either via Automatic Updates, Windows Update website (, or manually using the download from

    If you have any further concern, please feel free to let me know.

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    • Marked as answer by PC_confused Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:57 PM
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:52 AM

  •  YiChum, Thanks for replying to my question.  I guess it would have helped if I posted my OS information.  I ran the .NET Framework Verification Tool and it showed .NET Framework versions 1.0, 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 "Product Verification Succeeded!".  So if the program IS on my PC, and I am running Microsoft Media Center Edition 2002, I guess I have to contact Microsoft,  to find out why the update (KB930494) will not load.  I finally found an error code Error Code: 0x8007F06B .  From your information, I guess I need to keep all of those .NET Framework versions.  Thank you again.. 
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:57 PM
  • Hi PC_confused,

    More explanation on your concern.

    Windows XP Media Center Edition (Windows XP SP1) includes the .NET Framework 1.0 + SP2 as an OS component. So you cannot find it in Add/Remove Programs. But .NET Framework Verification Tool can verify it. :)

    Thank you for your information. Hope this can help you to understand it better. :)

    Have a good day!

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    • Edited by YiChun Chen Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:42 AM typo
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:42 AM