How many .NET Framework versions in one pot? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I am a computer layman. And I have what I think is a simple question for each one of you. I am confused by the requirement statements my PC molests me with, when I want to use a program where .NET Framework 3.5 (for example) is needed. And it keeps complaining when I install just that one version. So: How do the versions 1 and up interact or depend on each other? I have gathered them all so far (as I assume) - but do I need them all? They use up a lot of space too!

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:20 PM


  • You might need them all. It depends. Version 1 and 1.xx SPx are old. Not many programs will require them these days but then again it's useful to have just in case. .NET Framework 2.0 is the main one. Currently all other versions after are reliant on .NET 2.0 and newer versions just add features.

    You can probably get away with deleting the 1.x versions. If you need them back then just download them again. You may be able to just have 2.0 on your machine without problems.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, August 10, 2009 10:55 AM
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:34 PM