The .NET Framework is a software framework for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It includes a large library, and it supports several programming languages which allows language interoperability

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What version(s) of the .NET framework are included in windows 8?

If I install windows 8 what version(s) of the .NET framework will be installed before any auto-updating? What about after applying any automatic updates?
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How do I install .NET framework 1.1 for Windows 7

The problem: Lord of the Rings Online required .NET framework 1.1 to be installed. It will not recongize other higher versions. Downloading the standalone installer yields exceptions at the end of the ...
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Do I need all Microsoft .NET Framework versions?

I have 4 Microsoft .NET Framework versions: 1.1 2.0 Service Pack 2 3.0 Service Pack 2 3.5 SP1 Do I need them all?
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What version of .NET am I running?

In Windows 7, how do I tell what version of the .NET framework I have installed? In previous operating systems, (i.e. Vista/XP), I was able to go to Add/Remove Programs and it'd show all the versions ...
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Windows 8 asks DotNet 3.5 to install DotNet 3.5

While trying to install some tools in Windows 8, it showed me a nice message saying it requires DotNet framework. Well, it's fine. But the bad part is I have offline installers for v2.0 and v3.5. ...
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How to enable .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 without downloading it?

Since I installed Windows 8 Preview on my personal computer, during the installation of some programs and drivers (Windows 7 ones) it started to pop me a message warning that .NET Framework 3.5 was ...
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Why install for “just me” as opposed to “everybody”?

I'm using windows installer for a client's app, and they are complaining that sometimes multiple instances of an app appear on the computers they are using for testing. This problem has gone away ...
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What does the percent CPU mean?

I am watching my CPU percent utilization by a process. How does a process use only 50% CPU? Doesn't a process use 100% then 0%, then 100%? Its not like every other instruction is a different program.
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Does Windows 7 have .NET 4 installed by default?

I offered software where .NET 4.0 is needed and promised, that Windows 7 already comes with this framework. If not, the user can use the integrated "Windows Update" function to install the framework. ...
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Quickest way to find the latest installed version of the .NET framework?

I always forget what version(s) of the .NET framework (and their service packs) I've got installed. Whenever I need to find out, I end up trawling through a long list of updates performed by Windows ...
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200MB .mzz files in .NET 4.0 directory, what are they?

I am trying to make some space on a small C: drive and a search for large files has turned up two that I do not understand and cannot find a good description. ...
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.NET 3.5 installation comes up with Error 0x800F0906, then 0x800F0081F using dism

I've recently tried installing .NET 3.5 for an application on Windows 8.1. I used the OS's popup thing to download/install .NET 3.5 and always get error code 0x800F0906. Upon further research, I ...
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How can I compile a .NET project without having Visual Studio installed?

I want to compile a .NET/C# project, but I don't want to install Visual Studio to do this. What tools do I need and how can I compile the project?
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Meaning of \b in .Net Regular Expressions [closed]

Microsoft has a nifty quick reference card for .Net Regular Expressions. But it seems to list \b as both matching Backspace and also matching "On word boundary". Which is it? Can \b really do both? ...
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Error 0x800F0906 while installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with the .NET 4.5 framework as standard but, as part of being able to develop and deploy our applications, I need to also install the .NET 3.5 framework, so I can build applications ...
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.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows 7 not recognized by installers

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM already comes with the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 preinstalled. However, some installers like the Azure tools and SDK 1.1 seem to check for it and fail: Windows Azure Tools for ...
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How can I install .NET framework 3.5 on XP machines without internet connection?

I want to install .NET framework 3.5 on a couple of machines that do not have internet access. If I install the "no internet access"-package it still wants to download something. How can I figure out ...
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How do I install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 7?

I need to install version 3.5 of the .NET Framework in Windows 7, but when I try to install it, it shows the following error: "Turn on/off .NET Framework" option in System Features I tried doing ...
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How to tell whether I need to keep a version of .net framework?

Overtime I accumulated a bunch of .net versions. I'm rather certain some of them are not used anymore by any installed application. How do I check that? In other words, is there a (simple) tool, which ...
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How do I change another computer's network settings from Powershell and/or .NET?

How do I change another computer's network settings from Powershell and/or .NET? Target computers in question are in the same domain as mine and I am an administrator on all machines involved. Any ...
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Is .NET upgraded as part of Windows Update?

Wikipedia provides short and long lists of the default versions of the .NET framework on various versions of Windows. Are any of these upgraded automatically through Windows Update? EDIT: I ...
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How do I set an executable's working directory via the command line, prior to executing it?

If I run a program on the command line whose location is resolved through the Path environment variable, the program's working directory is generally set to its installation directory. I would like ...
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Where is the MachineKeys folder in Windows 7?

I know where the MachineKeys folder in XP. Anybody can tell me where it is in Windows 7?
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How to remove .NET Framework 4.5 Beta

How can you remove .NET Framework 4.5 Beta (either manually or using a cleanup tool)?
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Can I install mono alongside .NET?

I'm currently a .NET developer, and I want to test my applications with mono to make sure for cross-platform compatibility, but don't want to give up the offical .NET implementation. Can I install it ...
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I can't install .NET framework. System crash

I ran into some trouble while trying to install .net framework. My laptop (sony vaio vgn cr41z if it matters) running on windows 7 x64, just shuts down during the installation process. No blue screen, ...
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How to resolve Internal Errors in the .NET Runtime

Several weeks ago, my company laptop started having some strange problems. I could no longer launch the Microsoft Developer Web Server (via Visual Studio->Debug). I later figured out that I couldn't ...
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Is this an error or a malware?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Yesterday I asked this question. No need to read it. Right now, my anti virus, detects no virus however I am experiencing 2 issues: When i start windows, the screen ...
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How do I repair the .Net Framework on Windows 7

So I ran spyware doctor and it had a bunch of malware stuff. I clicked "Remove" but failed to create a restore point first. Now my websites running on .net 2.0 as well as visual studio 2008 are not ...
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What is this NETFXRepair.exe in my %windir%\Microsoft.NET directory?

In my %windir%\Microsoft.NET directory I see NETFXRepair.exe with a lot of NETFXRepair.xxxx.dll files. What are these files used for?
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Play audio over network with Windows 7?

I have a unique situation where I'd like to stream audio (ALL audio, not just mp3s, etc) from my laptop to another computer over the network. I live in a studio apartment and my laptop is my main ...
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.NET Framework 4.0 installation is very slow

On my Windows Vista, it takes a full 12 minutes to install the .NET Framework 4.0. a) Is this normal? b) If not, can something be done about it? The reason I'm concerned about the speed is because ...
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What .NET Framework version and profile will come with Windows 8?

Is it already defined? Will it be .NET Framework 4 or 4.5? Will it be Client Profile or Full? Will Extended and Multi-Targeting packs also be included?
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“Turn Windows Features on or off” when installing .NET 3.5 SP1?

I am trying to install a program on my Windows 7 machine and it says that I need to have .NET 2.0 or later installed. Since Windows 7 comes with .NET pre-installed, I called support and they told me ...
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Install .NET 3.5 Windows 8.1

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 on a Windows 8.1 computer without any luck. I tried the basic approach of downloading and installing it from MSDN which failed saying it couldn't connect ...
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error 1325 <username> is not a valid short File Name

While trying to install *.msi or file on a windows 7 operating system I got the following error: error 1325 <username> is not a valid short File Name How can I fix this issue so the install ...
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Windows 7 Sub-Folders hidden in “Program Files” directory

I have Google searched for an hour now and I am confounded. I am using InnoSetup to install a .NET Winforms application that creates directories and folders on the fly. (I have set the folder options ...
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New Windows 7 PC, do I have to add .NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5, or can I just add 4.0?

I just bought a Windows 7 PC today. I need .NET 4.0 installed, first thing. Do I have to go through the progressions -- add .NET 1.1, install the Windows updates. Add .NET 2.0, install the Windows ...
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Are there any light weight text editors (like Notepad) but with alternate background color?

I'm searching for my programming tool, i.e. a text editor. I like Notepad very much but I want a text editor with alternate background color for each line. Just like the background of the picture ...
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Multiple versions of .NET

In my WinXP box, I have these "programs" installed: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Do I need all ...
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How do I fix a corrupted copy of .Net Framework on Windows 7?

I receive the following error when trying to run applications that require .net Framework 3.5: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Core, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, ...
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Cannot install .NET Framework 4.0 on Windows XP SP3

I'm using Windows XP SP3 logged in as the administrator. I had RAID Mirroring running. The motherboard broke earlier in the year. When I got a new battery I did not resync. I just use the disks as ...
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.NET development in OS X, fastest version of Windows for Parallels?

I googled my brains out and searched on here but found nothing. I am wondering which version of windows should run fastest on parallels in snow leopard. I am using Visual Studio in Coherence mode for ...
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Warm-up .NET application

We have speed problems in corporate enviroment. Most of the notebooks are strongly loaded: the start-up time of Excel is 3-5 minutes, Outlook 10-15 minutes etc. Our application has the same start-up ...
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How to determine application uses which registry value?

I am having a software which uses some registry value. Everytime I install this application to another machine this application forces many "agree, disagree windows." So it takes too much time ? Is ...
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Recurring crash: “An unhandled win32 exception occurred in mscorsvw.exe”. How to diagnose/fix?

I recently got a new PC at work and had to reinstall development tools, etc. The PC runs Windows XP (blech), and I've got Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 installed, each with ...
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How often do users change their IP address (average time needed)?

Basically, i need to know how long (on average) and ip address is used per user, this can be US-only stats or World-Wide stats, if you have a source please state it. If its your own data please let us ...
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Windows 2012 Server: Enable .NET 3.5

I have a Windows 2012 Server which needs .NET 3.5 installed. For background info/solutions, please see this: ...
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How to repair .NET framework 4 installation on Windows 8

My mscorlib.dll seems to be corrupt. I tried reinstalling from the standalone .NET 4 installation package, but .NET 4 is integrated into Windows 8.1. Is there a way to repair it? I have tried System ...
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Why won't the Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_x64 service start?

I just installed the .NET 4.0 framework and see Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_x64 listed in services.msc. It is set for Automatic-Delayed Start. However, it is in a stopped state and when ...