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Removing Microsoft.Net RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I remove Miscrosoft.NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and Service Pack 2 from my computer? Combined, they take up approximately 250 MG which I need to keep operating my XP which has only 15.8 MG.

    It is my understanding that the program is used for recovery only. Why do I need it? All of my documents and emails are on my external hard drive. I have experienced loss of data too many times to trust my internal hard drive.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:35 PM

Answers

  • You shouldn't need the cleanup tool - they should just be in Add/Remove Programs.  You will need one or more of them if you have any apps installed that depend on them, and I know of no way to find that out.
    Phil Wilson
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:40 AM
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:34 PM
  • Hi Katherine,

    Thank you for your post.

    On Windows XP, referring to removal of any versions of the .NET Framework, it depends on the applications that are ran on your PC.
    .NET Framework is the foundation to support .NET Framework application. If you're not quite sure which application depends on which edition of .NET Framework, it would be better to leave them there.

    Moreover, if there is any application that is based on .NET 3.5, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 as well because .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 are the prerequisite of .NET Framework 3.5.

    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 Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:40 AM
    Monday, June 14, 2010 10:38 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    to unsintall the frameworks you can use the .NET CleanUp Tool.

    Look here

     

    Regards

    martinwy

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:39 PM
  • You shouldn't need the cleanup tool - they should just be in Add/Remove Programs.  You will need one or more of them if you have any apps installed that depend on them, and I know of no way to find that out.
    Phil Wilson
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:40 AM
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:34 PM
  • Hi Katherine,

    Thank you for your post.

    On Windows XP, referring to removal of any versions of the .NET Framework, it depends on the applications that are ran on your PC.
    .NET Framework is the foundation to support .NET Framework application. If you're not quite sure which application depends on which edition of .NET Framework, it would be better to leave them there.

    Moreover, if there is any application that is based on .NET 3.5, you cannot remove .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 as well because .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 are the prerequisite of .NET Framework 3.5.

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

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:40 AM
    Monday, June 14, 2010 10:38 AM