Net framework and Windows Installer appear at start up and have to ctrl alt delete them to use the pc RRS feed

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  • MNet framework and windows installer prevent further work on start up unless delete as in title.  What to do.  Also because of their large size I need to know if XP needs to have all following programs or can I delete ear;lier ones to create disc space?  Net framework 1.1 and 1.1 hotfix, 2.0 with SP2, 3.0 with SP2 and just keep 3.5 with SP1?
    Friday, September 25, 2009 6:02 PM


  • Hi Michael,

    Referring to removal of any the versions of the .NET Framework, it lies on the applications and OS that are ran on your PC.

    For applications, if we have some application based on any .NET Framework on your PC, you cannot remove the .NET Framework because we need it to run the application.
    For OS, here is a useful blog that shows what version of .NET Framework is included in what version of OS. See:

    Based on your description, if you want to leave .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, you should also keep .NET 2.0 SP2 and .NET 3.0 SP2 since they are the prerequisites of .NET Framework 3.5. So the three .NET Frameworks cannot be removed.
    For better understanding, please see:

    To save disk space and keep .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, please make sure that there's no application based on .NET 1.1. Then you can try Cleanup Tool to remove .NET 1.1.

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

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, October 2, 2009 2:53 AM
    • Edited by YiChun Chen Friday, October 2, 2009 2:53 AM typo
    Monday, September 28, 2009 10:07 AM