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  • Do I NEED .NET Framework2.0 Service Pack 2, .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2, and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 all in my computer?  I would like to delete all programs I do not need.  I also have Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0  for Win XP which was last used in 2006. 

    I also have Windows Media Format 11 runtime AND Windows Media Player 11 installed.

     Can I uninstall  any of these?  I'm not that tech savvy, but I am a great grandma!  Thanks for your time!! 
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 4:22 PM

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  • Do I NEED .NET Framework2.0 Service Pack 2, .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2, and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 all in my computer?  I would like to delete all programs I do not need. 

    You need the .NET Framework to run applications written for it. If you uninstall the framework files, applications written for the .NET Framework will not run anymore. The .NET installation files are usually located in the directory C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework, but you'll probably never notice their presence.  They also take a very small disk space, so I would suggest to leave them where they are. They do no harm.

    I also have Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0  for Win XP which was last used in 2006.  Can I delete any of these? 

    I would again suggest not to uninstall the program, as a high probability exists that it is part of a larger distribution package, that possibly depends on this package, and would not work without. The Microsoft Compression Client contains files used to update software installations.


    Marcel
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, December 18, 2009 2:51 AM
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:45 PM
  • Thank you for Marcel's kindly help.

    Hi Graceandtruth3,

    Thank you for your post.

    I agree with Marcel.

    Moreover, for Windows Media Player 11, it's one of the Microsoft software that is used to play media like music.
    For more information, please check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Player
    If you don't want to use it, you can remove it via Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

    (This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.)

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, December 18, 2009 2:51 AM
    Monday, December 14, 2009 8:25 AM

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  • Do I NEED .NET Framework2.0 Service Pack 2, .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2, and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 all in my computer?  I would like to delete all programs I do not need. 

    You need the .NET Framework to run applications written for it. If you uninstall the framework files, applications written for the .NET Framework will not run anymore. The .NET installation files are usually located in the directory C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework, but you'll probably never notice their presence.  They also take a very small disk space, so I would suggest to leave them where they are. They do no harm.

    I also have Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0  for Win XP which was last used in 2006.  Can I delete any of these? 

    I would again suggest not to uninstall the program, as a high probability exists that it is part of a larger distribution package, that possibly depends on this package, and would not work without. The Microsoft Compression Client contains files used to update software installations.


    Marcel
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, December 18, 2009 2:51 AM
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:45 PM
  • Thank you for Marcel's kindly help.

    Hi Graceandtruth3,

    Thank you for your post.

    I agree with Marcel.

    Moreover, for Windows Media Player 11, it's one of the Microsoft software that is used to play media like music.
    For more information, please check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Player
    If you don't want to use it, you can remove it via Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

    (This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.)

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, December 18, 2009 2:51 AM
    Monday, December 14, 2009 8:25 AM