My XP SP3 machine currently has all required updates and .Net versions 2-3.5 installed, and now I need to install NET v4 that is required by a new software program. After reading Susan Bradley’s latest patch watch with concerns about NET v4, I want to make sure I am going about this the correct way.
So far I have seen 2 alternative sources for installing NET 4, and MS Update site is showing an optional update called Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile for Windows XP x86 (KB982670).
Assuming the update /Client Profile is not what I want (right?), my basic question is then which of these two sites should I begin the download/install process for NET 4:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 web installer package at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=17851
Or... the MS Net download page at http://www.microsoft.com/net/download.aspx
And the last question or concern is making sure I do not install the patches that Susan says to skip. I do have update set to notify only, but am wondering if MS would force the updates during or after the NET v4 installation process. Any and all thoughts will be greatly appreciated. TGH