In preparation for hari-kari as my .NET Beta 2.0 installation proceeds, I thought I would post this excerpt from the VS.NET 1.1 install readme for future reference, seeing how we'll be repairing .NET 1.1 when we uninstall the Beta 2.0.
5.6. An upgrade of the operating system requires a repair of the .NET Framework.
If you upgrade your operating system after installing the .NET Framework, you must repair the .NET Framework.
To repair the .NET Framework
From the Start menu, point to Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.
In the Currently installed programs pane, select Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.
Click Click here for support information.
Open the file named RepairRedist.htm, which is installed to the version directory for the .NET Framework; [system drive]\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\1033.
Follow the instructions in RepairRedist.htm.
Note The command-line code for repairing the .NET Framework redistributable is: [Installation Source]\dotnetfx.exe /t:%temp% /c:"msiexec.exe /fvecms %temp%\netfx.msi