Links to deployment guides for all versions of the .NET Framework

Recently, I was looking for links to some of the deployment guides for previous versions of the .NET Framework. After digging through search engine results and my blog archives to find them, I decided it would be easier to create one blog post with links to the deployment guides for all versions of the .NET…

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More information about the versions of the .NET Framework that ship with Windows 8

Since the release of Windows 8 last fall, I’ve gotten a few questions about what versions of the .NET Framework ship with Windows 8 and how to install, uninstall and repair them.  Most of this information is documented in other places, but I wanted to put together a brief summary and post some links to…

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Mailbag: Do I need still need older versions of the .NET Framework on my system after installing the .NET Framework 4?

Note: This is an updated version of a previous mailbag entry that I posted before the .NET Framework 4 shipped. Question: I recently installed the .NET Framework 4 on my system. Afterwards, I looked in Add/Remove Programs, and it shows that I have all of the following versions of the .NET Framework installed on my…

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Possible cause of error code 1719 or 1723 when installing a 64-bit MSI

I have heard from a few people in the past who have run into setup failures with error code 1719 or 1723 while installing the 64-bit version of the .NET Framework on a 64-bit version of Windows.  I want to describe the underlying issue in a little more detail and provide a couple of possible…

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Mailbag: Should I re-install the versions of the .NET Framework in a specific order?

Question: I used the instructions and the cleanup tool in this blog post to remove all versions of the .NET Framework from my computer, and now I want to re-install them.  Do I need to re-install them in any specific order? Answer: In general, the versions of the .NET Framework allow you to install in…

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New knowledge base article with detection information for all versions of the .NET Framework

Microsoft has posted an updated knowledge base article today with a unified list of install state and service pack level detection information for each of the currently released versions of the .NET Framework (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4).  You can find the knowledge base article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318785 and I encourage you to take…

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Possible installation problems with .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 hotfixes that can remove assemblies from the GAC

A couple of new knowledge base articles related to failed installations of .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 hotfixes were published this week that I want to link to in order to hopefully help provide more visibility into the issues that they describe.  You can find the articles at the following locations: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=2260913 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=2263996 Summary…

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Possible issue where machine.config can be overwritten by .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 setup

Description of the issue I heard from someone recently who noticed that some information was removed from the file machine.config after installing the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2.  Their scenario looked like the following: Install Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Install the .NET Framework 3.5 (which installs 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1 behind the scenes,…

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