Framework will not install

By Doctor Gallop
Jan 24, 2012
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  1. I am running windows xp...was notified by pop up window that updates for Framework.net is available for download.
    When it says it is installing.it doesn't! I waited over an hour thinking maybe it is just damn slow....but it never installed.
    Any advice as to what to do would be appreciated.

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Is your copy of XP fully updated to Service Pack 3? .Net Framework takes a long time to install on slower computers. You may have to shut down and/or restart for it to install completely
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    dot Net Framework now has 4+ versions and at times it gets painfull to update.
    When updating 3.5, I had to uninstall all prior version in reverse order,
    download and update each in assending order to finally get 3.5 updated.

    Consequently, I have not installed v4 and frankly, not seen a need for ANY of them (yet).

    Your mileage may very.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    I think dot net 4 is for Windows 7 only (don't know about Vista) and dot Net 3.5 is incremented in steps for XP only
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Not in my experience with XP Service Pack 3 here in the USA


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