Windows Update .Net Framwork 2.0: x 86 (KB829019)

Posted on 2006-06-16
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I nocticed on my PC upstairs (has Windows XP Pro) that on the Windows Update, I updated to .Net Framework 2.0: x 86...but on my laptop downstairs (has Windows XP Home Edition), this update did not appear on Windows Update...should I go to microsofts website and manually d/l it...I really don't even know what .Net framwork is, but when I read desciption it had said somethings about improved caching, performance enhancement, etc...right now on my laptop I have .Net Framwork 2.0 (just without the x86)

Could you explain what .Net Framework does and if I should go to and update it?
Question by:Monkeyrod
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 16922949
X86 refers to working within a 32 bit environment....if you are using any appliactions that utilize ASP then you should update manually to 2.0....also graphics cards that are not integrated with the mobo MAY utilize NETFRAMEWORK....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND updating for security purposes...NET FRAMEWORK is full of holes!

Expert Comment

ID: 16922960
CORRECTION...NETFRAMEWORK 1.1 is full of holes

Author Comment

ID: 16923108
I've got 2.0, just not 2.0:x86
Secure Your WordPress Site: 5 Essential Approaches

WordPress is the web's most popular CMS, but its dominance also makes it a target for attackers. Our eBook will show you how to:

Prevent costly exploits of core and plugin vulnerabilities
Repel automated attacks
Lock down your dashboard, secure your code, and protect your users


Author Comment

ID: 16924608
so what about 2.0:x86, should I uninstall 2.0 and then install that x86 version?

BTW don't know if it matters, I've got XP Home Edition, my upstairs PC has XP Pro...
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

Merete earned 250 total points
ID: 16929282
This is the latest updated version
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)
Brief Description
The Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 (x86) redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework v2.0.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP Service Pack 2
Required Software:
o Windows Installer 3.0 (except for Windows 98/ME, which require Windows Installer 2.0 or later). Windows Installer 3.1 or later is recommended.
o IE 5.01 or later: You must also be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later for all installations of the .NET Framework.

Disk Space Requirements: 280 MB (x86), 610 MB (x64)


Accepted Solution

joecake earned 250 total points
ID: 16930518
Monkey..dont let the (x86) confuse refers to working within a 32-bit enviornment as opposed to a 64-bit environment...thats if your using a 64 bit operating system (x86) would NOT work...thats will be fine on WinXP HOME.

Author Comment

ID: 16948435
OK I guess that makes since, cuz' the PC upstaris is running XP Pro.....some i'm all up to date..thakns guys...
LVL 70

Expert Comment

ID: 17047846
I did put system requirements in for that reason. Good to see you found a solution. Thank you
Regards Merete

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Occasionally Windows/Microsoft Updates will fail to update. We have found a code that will delete all temporary files and re-register all dll's related to Windows/Microsoft Updates! This works 99% of the time to get the updates working again! The…
Introduction Often we come across situations wherein our batch files would be needing to reboot Windows for a variety of reasons. A few of them would be like: (1) Setup files have been updated whose changes can take effect only after a reboot …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question