Morning folks!I've got 11 updates for XP this morning.2 are for.NET Framework and 2 are for microsoft visual C++?Are these updates needed?I usually install all the updates that are given but I'm not sure if I really need them or what they're really for?Should I install them?Do other people on here install them?Thanks.
It is far from unusual for the .NET software to become corrupt. There are a number of ways around this but often a complete removal is the only solution. For my experience link text and others link text.
One way I have found to repair the SP1 update is to go into Add/Remove find the .NET Framework list there and click on the 'Change' button; you should get the option to remove or repair, choose 'Repair' and hopefully it will resolve the problem.
.NET and C++ run time library updates are not mandatory - however most applications for Windows will utilise one or both (or more) of these API's. Without them they will not run - in fact they will normally prompt you to install them.