Evaluate my PC for VISTA capability?- Stops right out of the shute

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Great Scot, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Great Scot

    Great Scot Guest

    Doesn't instill a lot of confidence. I clicked on the MS link to see if my PC
    was Vista upgradable/capable. Right off the bat I get a note that says I
    need to install or activate .NET Framework. What the heck is that?? Where
    do I get it or how do I install it. No explantions give in the trial
    dialogs.. Do I have to be a PC Guru in order to test for compatability or
    run VISTA.? I consider myself reasonably computer literate but I'm certainly
    no expert. Even MS's description of the requirements for a minimum system
    contains techie acronyms and terms. Like the graphics card "GPU" and
    "Shared" or "unshared" memory and although I can figure that out, some
    seasoned PC users (albeit OS Novices) will be puzzled & discouraged. Reminds
    me of the old Apple comercial. "Lets see now !!!! "C - colon
    -backslash...... "
    Dell Latitude 1.4GHz Pentium m, 20GB, 512MB, Windows XP Pro.
    Great Scot, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. The .NET Framework is an environment for building, deploying, and running
    Web Services and other applications. It consists of three main parts: the
    Common Language Runtime, the Framework classes, and ASP.NET. GotDotNet

    The .NET framework created by Microsoft is a software development platform
    focused on rapid application development, platform independence and network
    transparency. .NET is Microsoft's strategic initiative for server and
    desktop development for the next decade. According to Microsoft, .NET
    includes many technologies that are designed to facilitate rapid development
    of Internet and intranet applications.

    It depends on the required version for the this particular software, it
    could version 1.1 or 2.0, I have both installed on my PC, you might as well
    do the same:

    This is for Windows XP Professional x86 (32-bit) which you are running:
    Version 1.1

    Version 2.0
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Nov 1, 2006
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  3. Great Scot

    Chris Guest

    Also, anyone that has done much surfing on the net would have already seen
    that they need .Net because you would have gotten this nag long ago. The
    ..Net framework has been out for some time now. I have seen many companies
    going to Java framework which I find interesting. MS, are you listening ??
    Chris, Nov 1, 2006
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