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    I did read the 10 post recent thread, as well as the 81 post thread it suggested to post on,
    but it was 'Locked' as well.

    What caught my eye was:
    "By Fred Langa
    Fine-tune your Registry for faster startups
    These Registry mods will kick-start your workday...
    I do like CCleaner as he and many others mentioned in those 'Locked' threads.

    What was not seen in those 91 posts was the fact that after using a Registry Cleaner,
    you will no longer be able to (MS) update your Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

    Unfortunately for me, by the time that the first .NET update failed,
    I would have had to restore to a Registry that had been saved over one year in the past.

    (You can imagine what that would do to a year's worth of installs and program updates.)

    Only way (for me) to stop constant 'update on every shutdown' was to 'Hide' all .NET type updates.

    I don't know how much I am risking by 'running-naked' on my Microsoft .NET without updates or Service Packs.
    My systems are protected by the AntiVir Premium Suite and Firewall configured for "High" Security.
    ("Connections from outside are blocked".)

    I have used RegEdit when advised by a MS KB solution, but not confident that I could fix this fault.

    I did learn the hard way about Registry with a 'Re-Install Windows 95' and have never had to 'Re-Install...' again.

    I apologise for bringing up such a 'tired subject' as Registry 'tuners', but this fact needed to be mentioned.

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    See post #10 in http://bro.ws/768422L. It has a nice write up on how to cleanup your .NET installation. I've used the .NET cleanup tool before and it works well. See Aaron Stebner's WebLog : .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide for more details about it. You just need to be sure and reinstall all the .NET packages. I've had much better luck downloading the full packages from Microsoft rather than let Windows Update do it.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    You just need to be sure and reinstall all the .NET packages. I've had much better luck downloading the full packages from Microsoft rather than let Windows Update do it.
    Joe,

    Like you I prefer to download the packages. But I get confused over the variety of packages and updates. Do yo know if there is a definitive list of the various packages needed for each version?

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJakarta View Post
    Joe,

    Like you I prefer to download the packages. But I get confused over the variety of packages and updates. Do yo know if there is a definitive list of the various packages needed for each version?

    Chris
    Unortunately I do not. .NET is a pain. Sometimes a service pack is just a service pack like an operating system service pack - a collection of fixes. And sometimes it is a complete install package. The only way I know is to carefully read the description for a clue. If you installed version x.0 and then x.0 sp1 and sp1 was a full package it would not hurt anything (outside of the time wasted downloading and installing something when you did not really need it).

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    Joe,

    Thank you for the links to reinstall .NET

    Some years ago, seeing no need for me to have .NET, I had removed it completely.

    Then a program's installer complained and so I went to MS download and saw .NET 2 and installed it,
    only to find later that you still needed .NET 1.

    I now have 1, 2 & 3.5 and everything works fine, so I can't see any need to worry about Service Pack or updates.

    Especially since I would still want to use CCleaner....

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