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Service packs are used to distribute software updates and to keep a product current. Service packs include updates and may include the following that are bundled for easy download:
System administration tools
Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains any new fixes. Additionally, all the fixes that are in previous service packs are included. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. For example, you do not have to install the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 1 (SP1) before you install the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 (SP2). You do not have to install the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 before you install the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 3 (SP3).
For additional information about how to determine whether a service pack is installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318785 Determine whether service packs are installed on the .NET Framework
The Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Release date: August 25, 2004
How to obtain
To download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3, visit the following Microsoft Web site: