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Why Do I have .NET Framework 2.0 on my computer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • For some reason unknown to me, Net Framework 2.0 was downloaded and installed on my computer in April 2008.  I am not a network developer and am just a regular computer end-user.  I do have a home network.  Can I safely remove it (.NET Framework 2.0) from my computer using the Add/Remove feature on the Control Panel?  I am using Windows XP SP3.
    • Edited by tdallbee Sunday, September 28, 2008 3:56 PM
    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 8:50 PM

Answers

  • What is your Windows version?
    Vista or later is shipped with .NET framework 3.0 or later as Windows Component, you cannot remove them (you just can disable them just like you disable a feature)

    However, we need to get .NET Framework installed if we use some applications developed by .NET Framework anyway.

    Thanks
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vssetup/thread/60424309-bd78-4ca2-b618-03c4a16123b6
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, September 15, 2008 2:31 AM
    Friday, September 12, 2008 10:04 AM

All replies

  • What is your Windows version?
    Vista or later is shipped with .NET framework 3.0 or later as Windows Component, you cannot remove them (you just can disable them just like you disable a feature)

    However, we need to get .NET Framework installed if we use some applications developed by .NET Framework anyway.

    Thanks
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vssetup/thread/60424309-bd78-4ca2-b618-03c4a16123b6
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, September 15, 2008 2:31 AM
    Friday, September 12, 2008 10:04 AM
  • Thanks for the reply.  I use Windows XP with SP3.
    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:07 PM