Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update KB953297 Fails to install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Shawn E. Hale, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Shawn E. Hale

    Sue Guest

    I unintalled .NET Framework 1.1 because I was having the same issue with the
    update for kb953297 but .NET Framework 1.1 will not re-install. I went to
    the download page and attempted but it failed. I no longer have microsoft
    ..NET Framework 1.1 on my computer. I do have microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
    SP1 on my computer. Do I really need .NET Framework 1.1?


    Sue, Oct 17, 2009
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  2. Probably. It depends on what applications you have installed.

    Perhaps this will help?


    Harry Johnston [MVP], Oct 17, 2009
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  3. Shawn E. Hale

    blader1956 Guest


    You ask an excellent question. Hopefully someone will step up with an
    answer. Why would someone install an update of an older verison than current
    running on a system?
    blader1956, Oct 18, 2009
  4. The .NET framework is installed on user's computers in order to run other
    software that uses it. Unfortunately, software designed to use .NET 1 will not
    work unless .NET 1 is installed, even if a later version of .NET is.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Oct 18, 2009
  5. Shawn E. Hale


    Not quite correct. If you install version 3.5 SP1 (incidentally this is
    all you need even if you don't have 3.5 original) , it installs all
    essential previous versions as well. You don't need any other previous
    versions. I have done it, and tested it with adobe CS3, CS4 and
    Expression Web 2 & 3, Microaoft Accounting 2009 and Office 2007.

    3.5 SP1 is a huge file so it makes sense to bundle everything in it.
    ANONYMOUS, Oct 18, 2009
  6. Shawn E. Hale

    Len Guest

    Len, Oct 19, 2009
  7. Shawn E. Hale

    Len Guest

    :Updates failed for me too.
    I now have a permanent Icon on my computer informing that Updates are
    available and when I shutdown the computer, it takes over seven minutes to
    shutdown, it's trying to install KB953297 and KB974417.
    Have contacted Microsoft U.K. but so far,, No reply.
    I suggest everyone who is having a problem should send an email to Microsoft
    and tell them about this problem and how disgruntled we are.
    Len, Oct 19, 2009
  8. Shawn E. Hale

    Ed Pyle Guest

    I had the same problem with the KB953297 security update for Microsoft .NET
    Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1. I tried to uninstall .NET Framework 1.1 from
    the Add/Remove Programs in Display Panel. However, I got a message the the
    source location could not be found which is usually indicative of a Windows
    Installer problem. I used the Windows Installer CleanUp utility to uninstall
    ..NET Framework 1.1. I then reinstalled .NET Frameword 1.1 and .NET Framework
    1.1 SP-1. After that KB953297 installed without any problems.
    Ed Pyle, Oct 19, 2009
  9. Not quite. Version 3.5 SP1 includes versions 2 and 3, but does not include
    version 1. If you have applications that need version 1, it will need to be
    installed separately.


    You don't need any other previous
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Oct 19, 2009
  10. I'm going to refer you to MowGreen's post, which I copy below for your benefit.
    Alternately you could try Ed Pyle's suggestion, which looks to be sound.


    To: *All Windows Users* who encounter installation issues when installing
    Security updates for .NET Frameworks

    Every time there's a Security update for .NET Frameworks there is an inordinate
    amount of posts dealing with installation issues.

    If Users do not call in and report these issues then Microsoft will
    *never* be aware of them. MS will provide ***no-charge support***
    in getting .NET Security updates installed.

    PLEASE call in or contact MS via chat or email, dependent upon your geographical

    From each and every .NET Framework Security update Knowledge Base Article:


    " How to obtain help and support for this security update

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in the
    United States and Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. For
    more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for
    support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft International Support
    Web site:

    North American customers can also obtain instant access to unlimited no-charge
    e-mail support or to unlimited individual chat support by visiting the following
    Microsoft Web site: "

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Oct 19, 2009
  11. Shawn E. Hale


    Name me one program using version 1 or 1.1. In fact version 1 was
    released for the benefit of programers who want to create Windows user
    interface. There were no programs making use of this or actually
    requiring it to run efficiently as everything was within the
    applications making use of this. From version 2, it was possible to
    streamline the process and to make smaller applications but requiring
    dot net to make it work because all UI was within the dot net (not in

    But like everything you will no doubt name ONE application making use of
    1.0 or 1.1.

    Within the next few weeks there will be version 4 to support Windows 7
    but it will be backward compatible to support old XP and Vista
    applications. Though, insiders tell me that version 2.0 will become a
    collectors' relics when dot net 4.0 comes out and it won't be supported
    any more.

    ANONYMOUS, Oct 19, 2009
  12. Apart from Visual Studio 2003 itself, I have no idea. But if you aren't running
    any applications that use 1.1, there's no reason for it to have been installed
    in the first place.

    ... in XP, that is. In Vista it's built-in.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Oct 20, 2009
  13. Shawn E. Hale

    Kris Guest


    I tried to uninstall .netframework 1.1 and it uninstalled but I still have
    the 1.1 hotfix on there and I tried to uninstall that and it did not work.
    Please help!!
    Kris, Oct 21, 2009
  14. Shawn E. Hale

    Len Guest

    Lots of words lots of links, what we really need is just one simple solution.
    My computer now takes Thirteen minutes to close, surely Microsoft, can
    publish a clear and concise answer to this problem.

    The KISS principle should apply here.
    Len, Oct 23, 2009
  15. Who are you and why are you replying to my post?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 23, 2009
  16. Shawn E. Hale

    p o ed Guest

    I did all the high tech ideas. but what worked, was that i reinstalled .net
    framework 1.1 and it's sp1 restarting between. resulting in th file
    installing. i also noticed that in the end, the .net framework 1.1 hotfix
    was gone. so good luck all .
    p o ed, Oct 24, 2009
  17. Shawn E. Hale

    Randy Bell Guest

    Hi Kris,

    You can use the the .NET Framework cleanup tool, see the following links:

    It automates the task of removing and cleaning the various versions of .NET
    on your system. If need be, you can use that tool, then start over from
    scratch to install whatever version of .NET you want, onto a clean system.
    :) As for the 1.1 hotfix uninstall, I suspect it requires .NET 1.1 to be on
    your system in order to uninstall the hotfix. So you can just remove it
    from your Add/Remove Programs List if it refuses to run. HTH .. :)
    Randy Bell, Oct 24, 2009
  18. Shawn E. Hale

    Randy Bell Guest

    Len, did you try disabling automatic updates? Right-Click on My Computer,
    then click Properties - then go to the Automatic Updates tab, check the
    "Turn off Automatic Updates" at the bottom, then click Apply to enable your
    choice. :)
    Randy Bell, Oct 24, 2009
  19. Shawn E. Hale

    David Simon Guest

    I have the same problem but don't want to go through all the hassle of
    uninstalling/reinstalling. Does anyone know what the danger is in just not
    installing the fix?

    David Simon
    David Simon, Oct 25, 2009
  20. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 25, 2009
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