framework 2.0 service pack RRS feed

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  • I have a hp mini laptop.  I am out of disk space and am removing software to make space.  I have framework 1.1 = 2.0  = 3.0 =  3.5 spi

    Do i need to run all of these

    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:06 PM

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  • That depends on what the software you have installed needs.

    Please keep these points in mind:

    1. If you remove a .NET Framework, the software that needs the version you remove will no longer work.

    2. Some seemingly different framework versions are actually extensions of other frameworks, so you cannot remove base frameworks without losing the extensions as well. Case in point: .NET Framework versions 3.0 and 3.5 are EXTENSIONS of .NET Framework 2.0, the base full framework. So, you CANNOT remove 2.0 and still have 3.0 or 3.5. OTOH, .NET Framework 1.1 is a separate, independent full framework that can be removed without affecting 2.0/3.0/3.5.

    Bottom line: you are VERY likely to have problems with your programs if you attempt to remove ANY part of 2.0/3.0/3.5, including any service packs for those versions. You are less likely to have a problem if you remove 1.1 (but you still COULD encounter problems), but as it is small, you'll save VERY little space.

    My advice: Don't mess with installed .NET Frameworks!

    You should solve your disc space problems by either increasing the size of the OS partition or by investigating SAFE ways to recover space for your Windows version. For help with that, ask here: 

    Friday, March 30, 2012 10:55 PM
  • use the msizap tool to create some space..

    Only run the msizap.exe !G

    Please keep in mind

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:32 AM
  • thanks for the help

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 5:14 PM