Possible solution to .NET Framework Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Sager, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Sager

    Sager Guest

    Like many of you, I have been grappling with unsuccessful .NET Framework
    updates. Hopefully, this post might help you. I am operating from Windows XP
    Home Edition SP3 - 32bit. What I did...

    From Control Panel - Add And Remove Programs, I removed .NET Framework 1.1
    (it had SP1 on top) NOTE: Add and Remove Programs would NOT allow me to
    UTILITY. I attempted to uninstall .NET 3.5 SP1 and it allowed me to do so.
    The program asked if I wanted to Uninstall or Repair the program. I SELECTED

    Then, I downloaded and installed .NET Framework 1.1 successfully. Then
    downloaded .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 (on top) successfully.

    It APPEARS that there is a .dll in this package which controls any and all
    ..NET updates. (I'm sorry but I did not write this program name down - but
    you will see it upon installation.) The most gracious Guru's here will
    identify the file for you. (I mean that genuinely. :)

    I think my file might have become corrupted during a defragmentation or
    something. REBOOT! Anyway, on your attempt to download and install the
    latest updates, I suggest you begin with the oldest KB (i.e. KB982168) then
    move ahead.
    My troubles manifested themselves here and again failed on KB979906 and

    Note: Make sure that the 'Blue' bar at the top of your download screen
    remains BLUE! If it turns GREY, immediately click on it and make it blue
    again. There seems to be some problem with the install becoming 'suspended'.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it! All the best! Good luck!
    Sager, Jun 14, 2010
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    Sager Guest

    Sager, Jun 14, 2010
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    MagicBob Guest

    Just a personal observation. I use Windows XP SP3, and IE7. Sometime in the
    second half of last year there was an .Net update that wouldn't install. I
    went through the rigamarole of uninstalling all the various versions, and
    reinstalling the same versions in a certain order before the new .Net update
    would install. It took a half a day or more. Now somewhere in the middle of
    2010, I am told I have to do it ALL OVER AGAIN! What is going on up there in
    the Puzzle Palace of Seattle? I have a computer to do something called
    "production". Maybe you computer nerds at Microsoft never heard of such a
    thing. I do not relish the thought of wasting another half day or more
    getting the .Net Framework to update. I only have one program that I know
    uses .Net Framework. Maybe I ought to do something else for that program and
    forget about .Net Framework. The .Net Framework system is too complex.
    Simplify it at least to the point that it will update on its own as
    advertised. Instead of having multiple versions of the thing, have one
    version that does it all. You do that with Windows!

    I grew up on MS Dos from 1988. I have a son that has been trying to get me
    to switch to Apple for 15 years. It is looking better and better everyday.
    As soon as you force me to upgrade to Windows 7, I just might do it.

    Thank you for letting me vent.

    Have a nice day,

    MagicBob, Jun 15, 2010
  5. Sager

    Sager Guest

    Hi MagicBob. Man, do I feel your pain. I'm not certain that .NET Framework
    does anything for me. I figure they want me to download and install this
    stuff for my "protection"; so I do it.

    Through Windows 95, 98 and XP, I have experienced the agony and loss of over
    $5000 worth of Hardware and Software which has become obsolete. I chose
    Microsoft PC back in the day because there were so many programs available to
    run on it. I have indeed paid the price.

    I'm still not so sure that Apple is the fix-all for our troubles. But one
    thing is for certain, it's all about the money. The computer is an
    appliance... All I want to do is plug it in and have it work for me; like a
    microwave or a toaster. I bought a computer to make life easier. But life
    has become harder because I have to maintain this box more than I do my car!

    I resisted Vista and now I'm supposed to buy into Windows7 because it's
    supposed to be what Vista wasn't. Makes me think our problems with XP are

    Now I'll have to build a new computer with Windows7; but I'll keep my XP
    machine long after Microsoft stops supporting it. So, yeah, I feel your pain.

    And keep your IE7!!! Forget updating to IE8. You'll be stuck with Windows
    Live Essentials and you won't be able to rid yourself of it. All the best!
    Sager, Jun 15, 2010
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    MowGreen Guest

    Nonsense. I have installed IE8 on my 2 XP systems and there is not, nor
    will there *ever* be, any Live non-Essentials present.

    Did you download IE8 from the MS Download Center or have it installed
    via auto update ? NEITHER of those installation methods installs Live

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    MowGreen, Jun 15, 2010
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