Microsoft KB Archive/929069
Article ID: 929069
Article Last Modified on 5/9/2007
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is a component of Windows Vista. You can manually install the .NET Framework 3.0 from one of the following sources:
- The Microsoft Update Web site
- The Microsoft Download Center
This article describes how to use the Microsoft Update Web site to manually install the .NET Framework 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows Vista.
By default, when you install Windows Vista, the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is also installed. However, in some circumstances, OEMs can license a version of Windows Vista that does not include the .NET Framework 3.0.
To manually install the .NET Framework 3.0 on a Windows Vista-based computer by using the Microsoft Update Web site, follow these steps:
- Open Control Panel. To do this, click Start, type control panel in the Start Search box, and then click Control Panel in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
- In the Security area, click the Check for updates link.
- Click the link in the upper-right corner of the Windows Update window.
- Click to select the .NET Framework 3.0 check box.
- Click Install.
After you have installed the .NET Framework 3.0, you can use Windows Feature Explorer to turn the .NET Framework 3.0 features on or off.
For more information about the Microsoft Update Web site, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the .NET Framework 3.0, visit the following MSDN Web site:
To download a redistribution package that contains all versions of the .NET Framework 3.0 and all versions of related distribution service packs, visit the following MSDN Web site:
For more information about installed versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework and about related service packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318785 How to determine which versions of the .NET Framework are installed and whether service packs have been applied
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