Thread: Is there is a way to let .net framework work on win98

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    Is there is a way to let .net framework work on win98

    hi all,

    I have a problem here,
    I have windows 98 and I want to start programming in c# but the .net SDK can't be installed on the windows 98 becase it only support windows 2000 and later versions.

    So I want to ask if there is a way to work on the C# on the windows 98??????????????????????

    and thanks for your concern,


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    I had the same problem on Win98.
    Here's the way I did install the .net SDK :
    1) Go to your C:\WINDOWS\TEMP and clean it as much as possible
    2) Run the .net SDK installer
    3) You get a messagebox saying something like "not for win98"
    4) Go back to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP : all has been decompressed.
    Run the installer you've got in C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
    5) When all is over you can close the first messagebox.

    That's the way I did and it works fine for me.

    PS : I don't remember if in C:\WINDOWS\TEMP you get only one installer or
    many; you'll see.

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    I know my answer doesn't really answer you question, but I'll give it a try anyway

    You should really consider switching to a newer, more reliable, more secure Operating System like Windows 2000 or XP. Win98 not only is 5 years old, but also no longer supported by Microsoft. You won't get patches or updates or any kind of help from Microsoft and most likely even if above solution works, you will have to find such workarounds for all future programms and installations. Also, if anything fails or crashes, you can never be sure if it was you programs fault or just a glitch in the .NET Framework because it doesn't support Win98.

    Microsoft Windows NTŪ Workstation, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Windows 95 have reached the ends of their product support life cycles.

    Updates that were provided for Windows 98 are available on an archived basis on the Windows Update site, and the Microsoft Support Web site provides a number of resources you can use to find help.

    However, Microsoft no longer offers technical support for these releases. Because of this, we encourage you to consider upgrading to Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition so you can take advantage of Automatic Updates and other security features introduced since the operating system you are using was released.

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    hi all,
    Thanks nvoigt,

    I will upgrade my system soon, in the next 2 or 3 months.

    But I don't want to waste my time (2 or 3 months), and I'm working on a project that pushed me to use C#, I was using VC6.

    So I have to get on with the C# in a short time,

    Here is the problem,

    Thanks for your concern,

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