The Microsoft .NET Framework is a Microsoft Windows component that is available to Windows users through various distribution channels. These distribution channels include the Microsoft Update Web site and the Microsoft Download Center. This component is also installed on some new computers.
There are several benefits to having the .NET Framework installed on your computer. For more information about the benefits of having the .NET Framework installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829019 Benefits of the Microsoft .NET Framework
Article ID: 928416 - Last Review: Dec 7, 2007 - Revision: 1