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Do I need 4 .NET Framework programs/updates installed

By ppeters2 ·
In Add/remove programs I see 4 .NET Framework programs/updates as being installed
MS .net framework 1.1 and framework 1.1 hotfix and .net framework 2.0 and .net framework 3.0 installed on my XP Pro PC?
2.0 takes up 89MB
3.0 uses 57MB
Can I remove all but 3.0?


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Net.Framework I don't see an answer

by jgengineer In reply to Do I need 4 .NET Framewor ...

These updates take a huge amount of space and research shows it is largely used by programmers as it supports 6 programming languages. I don't program and when the system automatically updated the last version I noticed that the old versions are not deleted. i tried to al least uninstall the old versions but the system, my personal computer, won't let me. As the others asked, do we need Net.framework for home use XP?
Thanks. Trying everything to speed up the computer. Is there a list of services that should be automatic versus manual that effect the start up?

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Possibly because this was posted in discussions instead of

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Do I need 4 .NET Framewor ...

Questions, and that was in 2007..

As to whether you need them, depends. Programs use the .net frameworks, so it all depends on what applications you have on the machine, including MS ones, most of them will stick the .net framework on as a prerequisite.
In theory each higher version framework is compatible with it's forebears, but if it got installed with the OS, or by a windows update then you need it. If it got installed by an application as a prerequisite, then whether you need it depends on whether you need the application.
If I was going to trim it down, (first back up your machine, windows might go a wee bit flakey), then start taking out the older ones, see what happens, can't give you definitive answer though it's suck and see time.

If it diskspace you are short of buy an extra / bigger drive and leave this stuff well alone would be my recomendation.

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