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  • Question

  • If I download .net framework sp1 full package can i uninstall all previous versions of .net framework?
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:16 AM

Answers

  • Hi Nascarfanmom,

    The .NET Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and XML Web services. The .NET Framework has two main components: the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The common language runtime is the foundation of the .NET Framework. .NET Framework 3.5 uses CLR version 2.0 and so does .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, while .NET framework 1.1 uses v1.1.

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

    For the OS, here is a useful blog that shows which version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS.
    See: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/14/mailbag-what-version-of-the-net-framework-is-included-in-what-version-of-the-os.aspx
    Please check your OS according to the blog. If your OS includes some .NET Framework as an OS component, the .NET Framework cannot be removed. For example, if you have Vista, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0.

    For the application, if you don't have any application based on some .NET Framework, you can remove it.
    Moreover, if you have some application based on .NET Framework 3.5 on your PC, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 because .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 are the prerequisite of .NET Framework 3.5. So the three .NET Frameworks cannot be removed.

    For more information of .NET Framework Conceptual Overview, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zw4w595w.aspx
    For more information of .NET Framework 3.5, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w0x726c2.aspx

    I hope this information will be helpful.

    Thanks
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, April 10, 2009 6:39 AM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:36 AM

All replies

  • Someone ps help, older versions are taking up over 400mb on my laptop, could really use the space back.  Thanks.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:35 AM
  • Hi,

    Yap you can do it, but the best way to update with the existing.

    Thanks
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:12 AM
  • Hi Nascarfanmom,

    The .NET Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and XML Web services. The .NET Framework has two main components: the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The common language runtime is the foundation of the .NET Framework. .NET Framework 3.5 uses CLR version 2.0 and so does .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, while .NET framework 1.1 uses v1.1.

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

    For the OS, here is a useful blog that shows which version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS.
    See: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/14/mailbag-what-version-of-the-net-framework-is-included-in-what-version-of-the-os.aspx
    Please check your OS according to the blog. If your OS includes some .NET Framework as an OS component, the .NET Framework cannot be removed. For example, if you have Vista, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0.

    For the application, if you don't have any application based on some .NET Framework, you can remove it.
    Moreover, if you have some application based on .NET Framework 3.5 on your PC, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 because .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 are the prerequisite of .NET Framework 3.5. So the three .NET Frameworks cannot be removed.

    For more information of .NET Framework Conceptual Overview, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zw4w595w.aspx
    For more information of .NET Framework 3.5, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w0x726c2.aspx

    I hope this information will be helpful.

    Thanks
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, April 10, 2009 6:39 AM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:36 AM