Do to some puter problems, I have had my computer hard drive completely redone. Upon reinstalling my windows 98 and then all the updates, I have been confronted with this update for .net framework. Being computer illiterate I have no idea whether or not I need this download and because it is a long download I do not want to do it if I dont need it. I guess my question is does this download apply if I use hotmail, msn messenger, and occasionally sign in to .net on the msn home page???? All the info I have found so far on the dang msn help screen makes this download sound like a proffessional business thing!!! UGH I hope someone can help!!!