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Do I Need Net Framework 2.0?


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#1 Eagle7

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:13 PM

Hi Folks,

I'm running a 4.5 year old HP Compaq Presario Desktop with XP Home, SP3 on it. I'm writing to ask if I should even be running Net Framework 2.0 or should I go back to the old 1.1? I think I downloaded 2.0 a while back because a program I installed required it. Yet, it came up in another forum recently that I "shouldn't be running it, don't need it." I did take a quick look at a Knowledge Base article that told me how 2.0 was different than 1.1, and I gotta say, their jargon is way above me, and the things I do on this computer. Sure would appreciate some guidance on this issue. I have a 80GB hard drive, with just over 55% free space left, and have 1MB of RAM installed. Thanks so much.

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Edited to clarify - 1 GB of RAM, sorry

Edited by Eagle7, 21 September 2008 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:28 PM

If you don't have any programs that need it, then just uninstall it. Because I don't think it has any other use than being some [insert computer jargon] for certain programs.

Edit: Woah, w8, 1 mb of RAM? Is that 1 gb?
Also, if you're not sure about wether or not to uninstall it, I'm pretty sure it's not harmful and it seems like you still have plenty of space. Although Net Framework, does take up a lot of space.

Edited by trashcan7, 21 September 2008 - 09:29 PM.


#3 Eagle7

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:56 PM

Sorry, that is 1GB of RAM.

How would I know whether or not I need to keep 2.0? Sorry, but I can't remember which program said it needed it, and whether or not I still use it. Wish I could be more helpful, but I know nothing on this particular subject. Thanks.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:24 AM

You have to figure that out yourself. If you're using a program that needs it, keep it. If you don't know, no one here is going to be able to tell you. That's not reasonable.

Edited by frankp316, 22 September 2008 - 05:26 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:51 AM

Id keep it, as you may run into programs that need it.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

In every case that I've experienced...a program will let you know if you need to install Net Framework in order to function properly.

Thus far, I've only run into two: ATI drivers and nLite. But I also understand that some games need it to run properly.

FWIW: NET Framework 3.5 is the most current version, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:44 PM

If you need v2.0, the installer will prompt you for it when attempting to install a program. Until then you won't need it.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:02 PM

Thanks Everyone for your replies, much appreciated!

John, should I uninstall 2.0 and reinstall 1.1 or leave well enough alone? Thanks so much.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 04:13 AM

Leave well enough alone.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" :thumbsup:

Leave it alone, it won't hurt - and it'll be there if it's needed.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:41 PM

Thanks so much, will do. I appreciate your help.

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