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24 Jun 2010  

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlanDyson View Post
I was not alone when Microsoft .NET Framework 4, bundled in a Windows Update this week, refused to install. It may be common knowledge by now, but the issue can be resolved by downloading the program from Microsoft Download Center: Search Results.

But does it matter? I don't fully understand what the .NET Framework programs do but have always accepted the advice to retain them all on my computer, not just the latest version. However, when installing Version 4, I realised that none of the earlier versions is on my laptop (at least, none appear alongside Version 4 in the Programs and Features list). I've apparently, then, been using my laptop for 7 months (internet, basic officework, media storage, nothing grand) without the help of .NET Framework and with no problems.

So do I really need it?
Installing the NetFramework 4 might disable the Net Framework 2 in the services.

Install the version 4 and check in the Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Services, and set to manual the NetFramework 2.
Netframework 4 should be delayled "automatic" and 2 on "Manual" because both won't work side by side on automatic settings.
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