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.NET Framework Version 2.0 Language Pack

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  • Version: 2.0
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

.NET Framework language packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for each language.

  • .NET Framework language packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Without the installation of a Language Pack, these messages are displayed in English by default. Multiple language packs, each for a different language, can be installed on a single computer.

    Note: To download a specific language pack, select the target language from the change language drop-down.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    • Note: Installing on Windows 98/ME: When installing a .NET Framework language pack on a computer running the Windows 98 or Windows ME operating systems, the system code page and font must support the language pack being installed. There are several options:
      • Install the same language pack as the language of Windows. For example, install the Japanese Language Pack on the Japanese version of Windows 98.

      • Install a localized version of the language pack on a localized version of Windows, in which the system code page is the same for both languages. For example, install the French Language Pack on the German version of Windows 98.

      • Install the .NET Framework version 2.0 on any localized version of Windows. If the system code page and font do not support the language of the .NET Framework language pack being installed, dialog boxes will not display correctly. For example, when installing the Japanese Language Pack on the English version of Windows 98, setup dialogs will not display text correctly.
      • This limitation applies only to Windows 98 and Windows ME systems. You can install any .NET Framework language pack on any language version of Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows XP, or the Windows Server 2003 family.

    • Required Software:

      • .NET Framework 2.0 (x86): You must also install the Microsoft. NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86) before you install this language pack.
      • Windows Installer 3.0 (except for Windows 98/ME, which require Windows Installer 2.0 or later). Windows Installer 3.1 or later is recommended.
      • IE 5.01 or later: You must also be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later for all installations of the .NET Framework.

    • Disk Space Requirements: 280 MB (x86) - including the .NET Framework.

Installation Instructions

    1. Important: Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running. To find recent security updates, visit Windows Update.
    2. Click the Download button on this page to start the download
    3. Do one of the following:
      • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
      • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
      • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

    IMPORTANT: If you have installed previous pre-release versions of .NET Framework v2.0 Language Pack, such as Beta 1, Beta 2 or Community Technical Preview (CTP) builds, then you must uninstall these versions via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel before installing this final release version.