Article ID: 906894 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that has the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 installed, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Setup cannot continue because this version of the .NET Framework is incompatible with a previously installed one. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906894.
The .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 is a later version of the .NET Framework 2.0. The earlier version cannot be installed over the later version.
To resolve this problem, uninstall the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 before you install the .NET Framework 2.0.
Steps to reproduce the problem