Look over the pages closely. They explain what it's used for. Some programs need this to be able to run.
I am not sure this is being posted in the correct forum but in going through my ADD/REMOVE folder I found a program (and several add-ons) for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. In checking this out, all I could find out is that it appears to be for programming. I don't do any programming so I don't believe I need it for anything. However, I am somewhat reluctant to delete it without getting more info. So, if someone can tell me what it's for I would greatly appreciate it!
listed that it was needed for Microsoft Office. Under system requirements, for Microsoft Office 2007, it doesn't say that it is needed.
The statement was made that it is needed for some programs to function properly. Most of these programs will state if net framework is needed.
I bought a used IBM NetVista computer and it came with XP Pro. It doesn't seem to have the correct device drivers. I have several devices in Hardware Manager with the yellow question marks. One being my VGA. I've tried a flat panel and a regular monitor, and can't set the resolution or the color quality higher that 8 bit. Also my Display Adapter heading is missing under Device Manager. I've tried downloading and installing device drivers for both types of monitors to no avail. My vanilla 56K modem is also not working, but has a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager. I thought Driver Detective would help me out. I didn't get any XP CD's with my PC. I don't know if it's a BIOS problem, XP problem, driver problems, or hardware problems. Any assistance would be appreciated.
You need to reinstall the drivers for your graphics card, not a particular monitor. You need to identify the graphics card that's installed and visit the manufacturer's website to download the latest version for that card. (IBM's website may offer a direct download if you search for your model number; likewise for your 56K modem.) Windows XP and hardware problems are also possible, but you can rule out a BIOS issue.
somrscov - it sounds like you may need drivers but also more than that. Since you're dealing with an older OS (XP-Pro) you should get help from Microsoft.
here is a link to device drivers for XP
.Netframe is an essential systems execution software. It's needed to install some programs and/or run others. Plus Microsoft uses it for some functions on their sites. I think you're getting a message that says to install the 2.0 service pack - if so, you're going to need that - there's no getting around it.
AND IT SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED. There may be a problem with it but that can be fixed. The only time you should remove it is if you're installing a newer version - immediately. Make sure you get that service pack 2.0 or IF you're hardware can handle it download the current version of .Netframe
Here is .Netframe Link
here is link for XP How To's
You may need to install drivers for your graphics card like John said but it could also be the graphics card itself since this is an older, used pc. If I were you, I would be pretty mad at the seller unless he/she informed you of all these issues - because selling a pc that doesn't run properly or at least have all the components and drivers it came with - is BOGUS.
Make sure you have the correct SERVICE PACK installed you will most likely need to have Service Pack 3 on there but you can find that out at link above.
Finally, Make sure you have a legitmate XP OS installed on your pc. If you don't then GET YOUR MONEY BACK.
find a place (friend, family, work, school, WiFi hotspot) that has broadband and go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b2c0358-915b-4eb5-9b1d-10e506da9d0f&displaylang=en to download the stand alone installer (around 50 MB, that's peanuts for broadband) to your USB-stick.
Than, at your own PC, run it from that stick.
Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 is a system software and is part of windows operating system and it is integrated in Windows Vista and Windows 7 because all the latest softwares that are desinged for windows are most probably based on it and they will not get installed without this for example Kodak All In Printer Software.
It is not only used for programming however it provided programming codes for managing these softwares and if you are using Windows Vista and Windows 7 please never ever try to remove this because it can crash your operating sysytem also or if you are using windows XP, I would suggest you not to remove it.
Thanks for your knowledge and guidance. Perhaps you could educate me on an "Error 1935" when I attempt to install Microsoft Office 2007 on a Gateway NV78 Laptop running Windows 7; a 64-bit system.
I verified that .Net Framework is installed with netfx_setupverifier.exe. It verified all 3 versions as being installed. Sadly, I listened to poor advice and had uninstalled the .Net Framework so I could reinstall Office 2007. Now, I'm stumped... My goal is to reinstall Office 2007 but the Error 1935 is tenacious. Of course, to exacerbate my problem, Gateway did not provide any software media of any sort with this great laptop.
How can I eliminate this 1935 error and reinstall Office? My grateful thanks in advance.
Hi, having read most of the threads, I am still wondering why all these versions - Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 SP2, (185MB) Framework 3.0 SP2 (179MB), Framework 3.5 SP1 (28MB) all have been automatically installed in my laptop (XP), and whether it is safe to uninstall all but the latest version? I am seriously short of disc space.
Thank you all for your contribution.
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