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Questions About Microsoft .net Framework Service Pack 1&2

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#1 trashcan7


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:02 PM

I have a Windows XP and I currently have Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installed. Is it safe to uninstall Microsoft .NET framework 1.1, 1.1hotfix, 2.0 Service Pack 1, and 3.0 Service Pack 1? They take up several hundered MB, so I guess it doesn't matter too much.
And also, what exactly is Microsoft .NET framework? I just needed to install it for an application.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

You can uninstall it. If you need it again, you'll just have to reinstall it. The funny thing with net framework is the versions are not backwards compatible.
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#3 nigglesnush85


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:21 PM

Hello trashcan7,

You shouldn't remove the older versions and install the latest version as it does not contain the previous versions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework explains what .net framework is better than I can.

Edited by nigglesnush85, 07 July 2008 - 06:25 PM.



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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:08 PM

I will add that...installing 3.5 also installs some of the earlier versions and there is compatibility. I believe that some confusion arises because of the beta releases of various versions, which did not necessarily link with previous versions.

I just did this not more than 30 days ago...so there is some interrelationship.

Related reading: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/a...otNetReadMe.htm AND http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en


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