Which .Net Framework and or service pack should I keep installed on my XP home Edition Computer?

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.NET Framework 2.0
.NET Framework 3.0
Service packs
I recently tried installing a new software which kept giving me a "failed to initialize properly (0xc000142) click on ok to terminate the application" error. I need this software, it is specialty for my specialty. I read the manufacturer notes that I must have .net framework 2.0 to run it. So I checked and found that I had .Net Framework 1.1, hot fix 1.1, Frame work 2.0 Service pack 1, Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 and .Net Framework 3.5 So I downloaded and installed .net compact Framework 2.0 The software still doesnt initialize, I still get the 0x000142 error message. So Here's my question, Which Framework and Or service pack do I need to have? Which ones do I delete? Any help would be greatly appreciated Please answer to my email as well joshua@joshuamusicministries.org

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You shouldn’t delete any of them. As newer software is written it will require the newer versions of the .NET framework.

If they say that they need 2.0 then you need to have 2.0 or 3.0 installed. 3.0 is supposed to be backwards compatible with 2.0. If you are getting an error like this you should contact the company which made the software. They may have a patch available which fixes the problem.

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