KB951847 .net framework 305 service pack 1 and update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ralph, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. ralph

    ralph Guest

    Does anyone know how many MB will be added when one installs the subject
    when one has .net framework 1.1, 1.1 hot fix, and 2 service pack 1 already
    installed? Thanks
    ralph, Feb 25, 2009
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  2. Depends upon which edition of Windows is involved, Ralph.
    MS still has not adequately documented just why .NET 3 and 3.5 will be
    installed with KB951847 and, if the system is XP, will *substantially*
    increase the update's size.

    If the system in question is XP, then suggest you decline the update and
    Hide it, then just install SP2 for .NET 2.0:

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 26, 2009
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  3. ralph

    ralph Guest

    Hi Mow
    Thanks for the reply and information. I already have SP2, KB927928, KB936181
    and KB954930 installed; what should I do? Thanks Ralph

    ralph, Feb 26, 2009
  4. You're mowst welcome Ralph. I'm still not clear as to which .NET
    Frameworks and SPs are currently installed on your system.

    You state that " I already have SP2 " ... is that .NET Framework 2.0
    SP2 ?

    If the answer is yes, then still suggest you hide the update as it will
    install .NET 3 and .NET 3.5. The *only* reason that *you* would need to
    install those runtimes was if *you* installed software that requires it
    to run. MS' has no right to install unneeded, unwanted runtimes on
    *your* system, it's *your* decision.
    If MS has a compelling reason for one to install .NET 3 and .NET 3.5,
    then they should document it. As of yet, they have not.

    If the answer is no, then suggest you install .NET 2 SP2 from here:


    KB927928 and KB936181 have nothing to do with .NET, they're MSXML
    updates. I find nothing of reference as to KB954930. Did you get the KB
    number correct ? It is possible that it's a superseded update ...

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 28, 2009
  5. ralph

    JS Guest

    If you only have .Net 1.0, 1.1 and .Net 2.0 SP1 installed
    and only want .Net 2.0 SP2 installed with the Family Update,
    then there is a negligible change is in the amount of disk space
    used after the install has completed.

    For more on .Net 2.0 SP2 and the Family update see:
    NET Framework 3.5 Family Update
    (How to install only the NET 2.0 SP2 and Family update)

    NET Framework - Disk space requirements, Part 1
    JS, Mar 1, 2009
  6. Then suggest you install .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and just hide the
    massive, uneeded .NET 3.5 SP and 'Family' updates, Ralph:

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 2, 2009
  7. ralph

    ralph Guest

    Thanks again; how do I hide the massive .NET 305? Did not know one could do

    ralph, Mar 12, 2009
  8. When the yellow update icon appears in the Notification area, click it.
    then UNcheck the boxes next to the .NET updates, click OK, and then put
    a mark in the boxes next to 'Hide this update ...', then click OK.
    IF Automatic Updates is set to " Automatically download recommended
    updates for my computer and install them ", then you will *not* see the
    yellow update icon. The other 2 AU settings *will* pop up the yellow
    update icon.

    Alernatively, visit either the Windows or Microsoft Update sistes, once
    the initial scan completes click the Custom button.
    Click the plus sign next to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
    and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86, then put a mark in
    the box next to " Don't show this update again ".

    BTW, the link I supplied for .NET 2 Service Pack 2 was *incorrect*.
    That's for the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 .
    The *correct* link is

    My bad, ralph.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 13, 2009
  9. ralph

    ralph Guest

    Great info
    Thanks, ralph

    ralph, Mar 14, 2009
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