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Does Windows XP SP3 include .NET Framework 2.0 preinstalled?

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No, .NET Framework 2.0 was not included with Windows XP SP3.

See here:

Windows XP Home and Professional SP3 includes the MSI-based
.NET Framework 1.1 + SP1 in the Additional Components folder
on the installation CD.  It is not an OS component on this OS.
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Thank you, friend. – igor Feb 28 '11 at 10:41

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