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what is windows NET framework 3.1?

By decimalhead ·
what is windows NET framework 3.1 and do I need it on my Win 7 comp? every day windows update says it is important...I don't use any NET framework just browsing web pages and watching videos and news do I?

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It allows you to view Web Pages made in the .Net Framework from Microsoft

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to what is windows NET frame ...

If you don't want it and don't already have .Net Framework 3 installed you don't have to apply it.

But if you have ,Net 3 Installed you need the 3.1 as it has fixes and Security Updates for the 3 version.

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Install The Update

by TheChas In reply to what is windows NET frame ...

As HAL/Col stated, you need to install the update if you have a version of Net Framework already installed.

Aside from websites, a lot of software requires the Net Framework to run.

Yes, you may not have installed it yourself. And, you most likely have just the .Net runtime installed and not the active programming environment.

One set of Microsoft updates that I do research before installing are device driver updates. More than once, Windows Update has suggested a driver that was not compatible with my hardware.

Chas

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