Microsoft .NET Framework (v3.0) 3.0 Service Pack 1

3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (86 votes)


Windows Server 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware / 99,432 downloads

Microsoft .NET Framework redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework.

Reviews of Microsoft .NET Framework (v3.0)

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 Service Pack 1 (Aug 18, 2011)

    I've no problem with it, but it's not a miracle.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 Service Pack 1 (Aug 11, 2008)

    Tried to install this 3.0 SP1. Says 3.0 SP1 is incompatible with Vista. So I assume thats an XP only release. 3.5 is installing though.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 Service Pack 1 (Nov 22, 2007)

    Looks like you've got a TuFF crowd here mr Gates. Everybody seems to hate dot NET's clr guts even more than your's.

    BILL -> Ahh .. I know I know. Even I don't install these new frameworks at home. I've still got 1.1 running on my Gateway and it works almost as good as Windows 95, dos even.

    Morale of the story .. like one poster posted ..

    "How portable is PORTABLE when with every new release every human on planet Earth has to re-download 2 million byte then re-install it all?"

    BILL -> I know I know. The bright side is, 4.0's going to be a whole heck of a lot smaller. Assuming we're still in business by the time it's pre-released.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 Service Pack 1 (Nov 22, 2007)

    Thank you dkratter.

    I just updated all my xp & vista systems with 3.5.

    This update did not take on xp.... wish i'd applied it before 3.5.... OR:

    I hope 3.5 overwrote & became only version on pre-Vista versions, rather than having 1, 2, 3, 3.5 co-existing.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0 Service Pack 1 (Nov 22, 2007)

    My main beef about these service packs (this one and the one for v.2) is the amount of additional hard drive space they gobble up - about 200Mb on my system. A service pack should simply update existing files.

    My main beef about the .NET Framework in general is that, for anybody other than developers, it's way too cumbersome in relation to its benefit, which as far as I can see is just the ability to run a small number of applications which won't work without it.

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