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  • Question

  • after installing an update--e.g.   .net framework3.5, can the previous EARLIER updates be removed from the computer to free up space?
    Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:17 AM

Answers

  • It is highly recommended not to uninstall any .NET Framework from the machine. .NET Framework provides run time for application execution.  If you remove .NET Framework then lot of application will stop working in the future.

    Also .NET Framework 3.5 uses the run time of .NET Framework 2.0 and also dependent on .NET 3.0.

    Also please donot delete any file from C:\windows\installer.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667628

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:41 AM

All replies

  • It is highly recommended not to uninstall any .NET Framework from the machine. .NET Framework provides run time for application execution.  If you remove .NET Framework then lot of application will stop working in the future.

    Also .NET Framework 3.5 uses the run time of .NET Framework 2.0 and also dependent on .NET 3.0.

    Also please donot delete any file from C:\windows\installer.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667628

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:41 AM
  • Hello,

    I agree with Keshav that you should not uninstall any of the previous updates as they are interdependent. You can free the space by uninstalling the not frequently used softwares or CCcleaner.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:11 PM
  • No! Espaeially in the case of .NET Framework 3.5.

    3.5 is an extension of .NET Framework 2.0, and cannot exist without 2.0 and 3.0. So, in order to have 3.5, you MUST also have 2.0 and 3.0.

    I also agree with the other responders. Removing .NET Frameworks is a bad idea because many of your programs depend on .NET and will stop working if your remove the .NET Framework needed.

    If you have a problem with disc space on your computer, you should ask about safe ways to revover space for your version of Windows here:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us 

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:22 PM