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

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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 microsoft.com and update it?
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Question by:Monkeyrod
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by:joecake
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!
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by:joecake
ID: 16922960
CORRECTION...NETFRAMEWORK 1.1 is full of holes
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by:Monkeyrod
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I've got 2.0, just not 2.0:x86
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by:Monkeyrod
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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...
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by:Merete
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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.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

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)

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joecake earned 1000 total points
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Monkey..dont let the (x86) confuse you...it refers to working within a 32-bit enviornment as opposed to a 64-bit environment...thats all...so if your using a 64 bit operating system (x86) would NOT work...thats it...it will be fine on WinXP HOME.
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by:Monkeyrod
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OK I guess that makes since, cuz' the PC upstaris is running XP Pro.....some i'm all up to date..thakns guys...
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by:Merete
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I did put system requirements in for that reason. Good to see you found a solution. Thank you
Regards Merete
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