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  • Hello Jmoss26,

    You can remove the 1.1 Framework, but you cannot remove the 2.0 Framework

    This is because the .NET 3.5 framework is an extension of the 2.0 framework, and not a separate one.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus

    • Proposed as answer by Faraz Zone Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:10 PM
  • .Net Framework is like a core to windows, Completely removing it or removing a part of is not a good idea and can lead to the crash of several windows services and application which you are using (including IE7\FireFox 3.0 or above , any .Net application).
    Faraz
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:47 PM
  • Listen to Faraz!

    The .NET Frameworks on your computer support most of the Windows programs you use regularly. The programs require specific framework versions to work properly (a decision made by the developers which cannot be changed by users). Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell which framework a program requires. To find out, you would have to contact the publisher of each program you have installed and ask.

    So, if you remove an old framework version, the likely result is that some of the programs you use regularly will no longer work. Getting the programs working again would probably involve reinstalling the missing framework, then reinstalling the dependent programs.

    You didn't mention what Windows version you use, but there is another caveat with newer Windows versions that install .NET Frameworks as part of the OS. For example, Windows 7 installs .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 through 3.5 SP1 as part of the OS. These frameworks CANNOT be removed. The last Windows version that came without any .NET Framework was Windows XP. As a general rule, if a .NET Framework appears in your installed programs list, it is possible to remove it.

    But, I strongly recommend that you do not remove .NET Frameworks unless you have a verified problem that requires uninstall/reinstall.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please write back.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Alexander Sun Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:57 PM

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  • Hello Jmoss26,

    You can remove the 1.1 Framework, but you cannot remove the 2.0 Framework

    This is because the .NET 3.5 framework is an extension of the 2.0 framework, and not a separate one.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus

    • Proposed as answer by Faraz Zone Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:10 PM
  • .Net Framework is like a core to windows, Completely removing it or removing a part of is not a good idea and can lead to the crash of several windows services and application which you are using (including IE7\FireFox 3.0 or above , any .Net application).
    Faraz
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:47 PM
  • Listen to Faraz!

    The .NET Frameworks on your computer support most of the Windows programs you use regularly. The programs require specific framework versions to work properly (a decision made by the developers which cannot be changed by users). Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell which framework a program requires. To find out, you would have to contact the publisher of each program you have installed and ask.

    So, if you remove an old framework version, the likely result is that some of the programs you use regularly will no longer work. Getting the programs working again would probably involve reinstalling the missing framework, then reinstalling the dependent programs.

    You didn't mention what Windows version you use, but there is another caveat with newer Windows versions that install .NET Frameworks as part of the OS. For example, Windows 7 installs .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 through 3.5 SP1 as part of the OS. These frameworks CANNOT be removed. The last Windows version that came without any .NET Framework was Windows XP. As a general rule, if a .NET Framework appears in your installed programs list, it is possible to remove it.

    But, I strongly recommend that you do not remove .NET Frameworks unless you have a verified problem that requires uninstall/reinstall.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please write back.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Alexander Sun Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, August 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:57 PM