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.NET v 3.5 sp 1 dependencies on earlier versions of .NET

by cnherrick / July 23, 2011 7:58 AM PDT

If you have .NET 2.0 sp 2 installed and you upgrade to .NET 3.5 sp 1, when done you'll still have .NET 2.0 sp 2 and .NET 3.0 installed.

Is it correct that the .NET 3.5 sp 1 requires the earlier versions of .NET?

In other words, don't uninstall them?

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Each .NET stands on its own.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2011 8:54 AM PDT

I author .NET apps. If I author an app for .NET 2.0 and you install .NET 3.5 then the app fails.

3.5 is not an upgrade to 2.0. How that explains it well enough. It's a shame Microsoft blew the updates and has not issued a new update to fix that locked assemblies problem.

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what 3.5 sp 1 installs
by cnherrick / July 23, 2011 10:59 AM PDT

I installed v 3.5 sp 1 and it installed v 3.0 sp 2 and left installed v 2.0 sp 2, which refuses to uninstall.

I don't know much about .NET but that's what happened to me.

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When .net refuses to uninstall
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2011 11:25 AM PDT
In reply to: what 3.5 sp 1 installs

We have to use that .NET CLEANUP Utility. I am not sure why after a decade such things continue to malfunction. Let's think simple here. .NET is a series of files and registry entries. Why can't Microsoft supply an uninstaller or updater that works without us hunting down other tools?

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Because Microsoft is the spawn of ... well, you get the idea
by cnherrick / July 23, 2011 12:19 PM PDT

Really. Why ask why about Microsoft?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2011 12:58 PM PDT

Hope you fix it soon. I've had to use the .NET CLEANUP tool some hundred times last month (maybe more if you count folk that I helped.

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