DO NOT INSTALL .Net 2.0 YET!!!

Read this first.
When installing the 2.0 framework, a few things happen.

  1. 90% of the Beta stuff for VS2005 stops working, including the IDE
  2. J# for 2.0 has to be uninstalled
  3. Beta compiled software starts complaining. I don’t know if this is everywhere, but some of my desktop apps died.
  4. Web apps may die. Mine did.

Solution:

  1. Keep your MSDN subscription going, because the IDE can be downloaded for 2005 release.
  2. Backup your code and restore your computer from your pre-beta ghost.
  3. If you didn’t ghost before hand, no problem, you just have a long clean up process before you.

  4. Unless you are installing from DVD or HD, expect a long install process for the new IDE. the SDK install is 300MB by itself.

Good luck and have fun with the new Framework.

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