Installing .net framework 3.5 sp1 on a 64 bit Windows 7 PC

JJ2000

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I downloaded "dotnetfx35" from the Microsoft web site on my Windows 7 64 bit PC. When I double clicked on this file, it said it was extracting files, but I did not see any window popping up to show that the .NET framework is being installed. Now, I see a Microsoft.NET folder in the Programs in the Programs (x86) folder on my C drive. However, I do not see MIcrosoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in the Start>Programs menu or in the Add/REmove Programs list in the Control panel. Am I missing something? How can I verify that .net framework has in fact been successfully installed?
 

Ijack

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Presumably you installed it becasue some program needed it? If the program works it's installed OK; if it doesn't it isn't.
 

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The .Net Framework is just that, a framework. It is not a program that you run from the Start Menu. When installed, it allows programs that were developed in the Visual Studio .Net suite to run properly.
 

sminlal

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All of the .NET Framework versions up to 3.5 are included in Windows 7, they're not considered to be an optional component. That's probably why you didn't see anything when you tried to install it.

And Prophecy is right - the Framework is infrastructure software that's required for certain programs to run, but you can't use it to do anything in and of itself.
 

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