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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Language Packs

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  • Version: 3.0
  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

Microsoft has provided a version of the .NET Framework 3.0 for the general public. In addition to installing the .NET Framework 3.0, installing a Language Pack will allow you to see translated text, such as error messages, in your selected language.

  • The .NET Framework 3.0 language packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English. Installation of a language pack is not required to run .Net Framework 3.0 resources on a non-English operating system; however, it is recommended.

    Important: To install the .NET Framework 3.0 Language Pack, you need to first install the .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package- and then install the Language Pack.

    Note: An English .NET Framework 3.0 language pack is not available because all text is in English by default. To download a specific language pack, select the target language from the change language drop-down.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows XP

Installation Instructions

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