Do I need this update?

  Diemmess 08:30 29 Jun 2010
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From my miniscule knowledge, I think I do not need a Windows update that has been hanging around for a week or more

Microsoft say this about the update -

"An update rollup is available for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 in Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003"

I am a single operator home only, but do have a wireless connection with my laptop.
The OS on both is XP Sp3

In short if I don't install this, am I heading for trouble?

  Taff™ 08:52 29 Jun 2010

It is classed as an "Important" update which usually means a security one. It does, like all .net updates, take ages to download and install particularly on an XP machine with less than 1GB of RAM. I would turn off Anti-Virus and install it manually when you don`t actually need to use the machine.

When this first came out a couple of weeks ago several of my customers phoned me to say their computer needed a service because it had been slow for days. Guess what the culprit was? Just told them to leave the computer alone for a couple of hours whilst it installed.

  sunnystaines 08:56 29 Jun 2010

some software needs .NET Framework to work

  Diemmess 11:49 29 Jun 2010

Thank you both.
I also like your logic on how best to deal with this.

  sunnystaines 12:04 29 Jun 2010

my hp software uses .NET Framework.

i would install it will not take up much space.

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