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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2

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  • Version: SP2
  • Category: Service Pack
  • Language: English

Service Pack 2 for .NET Framework 2.0

  • The .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 provides cumulative roll-up updates for customer reported issues found after the release of the .NET Framework 2.0. In addition, this release provides performance improvements, and prerequisite feature support for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

    Please review the supported operating systems for this deployment package in the System Requirements section. The corresponding updates for Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 2008 are deployed via the full .NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1.


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FileSHA1 HashSize
NetFx20SP2_ia64.exe91fcfdb4b2e16e197c2594fa1d23df15f25428a952.13 MB
NetFx20SP2_x64.exea7cc6c6e5a4ad9cdf3df16a7d277eb09fec429b746.19 MB
NetFx20SP2_x86.exe22d776d4d204863105a5db99e8b8888be23c61a723.79 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    • Windows Installer: Windows Installer 3.1 or later (Recommended)

    • Internet Explorer: If you are running Internet Explorer, then Internet Explorer 6.0 or later is required

    • Processor: 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 1GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended)

    • RAM:96 MB (Minimum); 256 MB (Recommended)

    • Hard Disk: Up to 500 MB of available space may be required

    • CD or DVD Drive: Not required

    • Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (Recommended)

Installation Instructions

    1. Important: Be sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows on the computer. To look for recent updates, visit Windows Update.

    2. Click the Download button on this page to start the download.

    3. To save the download to your computer for installation for future use, click Save.

    4. To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

    IMPORTANT: After installing the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 update you should immediately install the update KB959209 to address a set of known application compatibility issues.

    Please note that KB959209 contains updates for several operating systems and architectures so you should be careful to only download and install the 2.0 Service Pack 2 update corresponding to your platform.

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