I'm still running happily enough on M$ Windows 2000 Pro, but I've just downloaded a trial version of an application program that tells me it needs "Microsoft .NET framework 1.1" before it can install, let alone run.
I have a hazy idea that .NET is part of Win XP. Does anyone know:
1. If I download .NET framework will I suddenly find myself in the middle of an operating system outgrade.
2. Is there any substitute / workaround