Links to information about .NET Framework package sizes and web-based detection logic

Back when the .NET Framework 3.5 shipped, I posted a brief explanation about the size and contents of the .NET Framework 3.5 full installation package. Recently, Scott Hanselman created a site called SmallestDotNet.com that includes script-based logic to detect the latest version of the .NET Framework that is installed on your system and list the…

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How to implement, build and test a Windows Installer major upgrade in WiX v3.0

When I create an MSI-based installer, one of the things I typically include in the setup authoring is some logic to allow me to implement Windows Installer major upgrades if/when I need to release a new version of the MSI in the future.  I typically include this authoring even if I don’t currently plan to…

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Link to more information about Zune device reboots when exiting an XNA Game Studio 3.0 game

Starting with the Zune 3.0 firmware, you can install and play a set of games on your Zune device.  Texas Hold Em, Hexic, Checkers, Sudoku and Space Battle are available in the Zune firmware and software that is available at the time that I am writing this blog post. These in-box games are created with…

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Installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 can succeed in cases where the .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 fail

I previously posted a couple of items about how to troubleshoot and work around issues in .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup that can be caused by failures in the ServiceModelReg.exe custom action: How to use setup log files to diagnose .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5 setup failures related to ServiceModelReg.exe ServiceModelReg.exe failures…

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Mailbag: Temporary files can be left behind after running .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 setup

Question: I have tried to install the following versions of the .NET Framework on various different computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: .NET Framework 3.0 .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 In some cases, I have noticed that a folder gets left behind on the root of one…

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WiX v3.0.4805.0 build is declared an official beta build

Last week, Rob Mensching and Bob Arnson posted some information on their blogs about the upcoming declaration of a beta build of WiX v3.0 in preparation for locking down WiX v3.0 to get it ready to ship in Visual Studio 2010 (an older 3.0 build is currently available in the CTP). This morning, the WiX…

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Updated .NET Framework cleanup and verification tools to fix 32-bit registry logic on 64-bit Windows

While helping out a customer a few weeks ago, we discovered that the .NET Framework cleanup tool and the .NET Framework setup verification tool were not correctly opening, reading from or deleting 32-bit registry values on 64-bit versions of Windows (that is, registry values located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node for example). As a result, the cleanup tool…

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