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My windows update utility is trying to send an update "Microsoft .Net Framework." It is a rather large file, around 70 Mb. The two computers in question are a netbook and an older computer I use to run ham radio programs. Both run XP Home. What is .net framework and do I need to run the updates? Thanks
 

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Windows is trying to install a security update for the .NET Framework. Since it's already installed, something you currently use or have used in the past probably required it. Either install the update or completely remove .NET Framework.

Installing the update is safer.
 

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Thanks to all who replied. I think I will go ahead and install it. I still do not fully understand what it does but serendepitiously, the subject of .Net Framework showed up in one of the ham radio forums I follow, regarding one of the programs I am running. So, as was said, it seems safer to go ahead with it.

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