Backward Compatibility - DirectX and .net Framework

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Scott, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I'm a bit perplexed as to backward compatibility with earlier versions
    of the above.

    For example, I know Vista comes with .net framework 3.0, but is that
    backward compatible with 2.0 and 1.1?

    And is DirectX 10 backward compatible with 9.x?

    I keep running into applications that want to install earlier versions
    of .NET and DirectX and I can't help but wonder if installing that
    stuff could cause conflicts or stability problems.

    I recently installed the latest version of Nero 7 Ultra Enhanced which
    claims it's "Certified for Windows Vista", but when I installed, it
    insisted upon installing DirectX 9.0c as well.

    Here's a screenshot.: Shots/Nero-DirectX.jpg

    or if that doesn't work.

    Speaking of .net 1.1, when I did install it, I got a warning that it
    has compatibility problems. But the app I was trying to install (not
    the same one as mentioned above) refused to install without .net 1.1
    installed first...
    Scott, Feb 11, 2007
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