Windows Update Applet

Today I was trying to install the Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5 December CTP from MS site ( I received an error as I did not install couple of required Windows Updates. I used the Windows Update applet (found in Control panel) to view all the required updates and install them.

If all the required updates are installed then the tool shows a green tick icon, otherwise it shows a red cross icon. clicking on ‘View available updates’ shows the detail of every update and whether it’d required or optional –



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