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Can we clean Older version of .net framework under "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64" & "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework" RRS feed

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  • Can we clean Older version of .net framework under "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64" & "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework"? What is the process of cleaning these.

    We found some vulnerable dll s in older version of files, as we can't patch the older version want to clean these.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 5:23 AM

Answers

  • Whether or not you can safely remove older .NET Framework versions depends on the requirements of programs you have installed on your system.

    If you remove a .NET version required by a given program, that program will no longer work. So you will need to determine which programs that you have installed need which .NET Framework versions. The publisher of each program should be able to provide you with .NET Framework dependency information.

    Further, depending on the Windows version, one or more .NET Framework versions may be integrated into the OS. Embedded .NET versions cannot be removed by the user.

    The general advice I give on this question is: if in doubt, leave your installed .NET Frameworks alone. Unless you are 100% sure a given .NET version is not required by any program on your system, you risk creating a lot of trouble for yourself.

    If you have specific questions based on your Windows version and/or the .NET versions installed, don't hesitate to ask.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:16 PM

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  • Whether or not you can safely remove older .NET Framework versions depends on the requirements of programs you have installed on your system.

    If you remove a .NET version required by a given program, that program will no longer work. So you will need to determine which programs that you have installed need which .NET Framework versions. The publisher of each program should be able to provide you with .NET Framework dependency information.

    Further, depending on the Windows version, one or more .NET Framework versions may be integrated into the OS. Embedded .NET versions cannot be removed by the user.

    The general advice I give on this question is: if in doubt, leave your installed .NET Frameworks alone. Unless you are 100% sure a given .NET version is not required by any program on your system, you risk creating a lot of trouble for yourself.

    If you have specific questions based on your Windows version and/or the .NET versions installed, don't hesitate to ask.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:16 PM
  • @Murali Devarasetty

    If you don't know which component may relies on .NET, please just leave them there. I think they will not take so much disk space on your disk.

    Best regards,



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