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Multiple Entrys for .NETFRAMEWORK and Visual C++ 2005/2008


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#1 daic

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:35 AM

Hello again.

I have been doing a little clean-up on my computer. While I didnt pay mind to it before,
I do have Multiple Entry for Microsoft .Net Framework and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005/2008.
Which include:

Microsoft .Net Framework
Microsoft .Net Framework 1.0 Hotfix (KB979904)
Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 SP2
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 SP2
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Client Profile

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (version 8.0.50727.42)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (version 8.0.56336)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (version 8.0.61001)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB22467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161

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I was wondering if the previous versions have any significance, or if it they can be uninstalled (other then the most updated version)?
IE: Do separate programs need the older versions, or is the most updated version sufficient?
I see it possible for the previous versions to hold some significance, but i would rather be sure.

~Thanks
-Daic

P.S. Let me know if more information is required.

(Computer in question:)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005_SP 3_Hp Pavilion a1600n_AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00 GHz_3.50 GB Ram_ATI Radeon HD 4890 1gb GDDR5 Ram PCI-E

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:08 AM

You can and should uninstall the .NET Frameworks if you don't have any programs that require them. MS is constantly finding security holes in them so it adds another attack vector into your computer. Again, keep them if you use any apps that require a specific framework. I've found that most apps that need .NET Framework just need 2.0 SP2 (and it's security patches). That's all I have installed and it's for 2 specific programs.

I'll let someone else answer the C++ Redistributables as I've never had to install any. Usually a program you install will install these during setup because it needs it. Far more likely to be needed than .NET Framework which you may have installed from Windows Update, Software, Optional. They are just dll files that go in the Windows Side-by-side folder (WinSxS).

Edited by .X., 18 September 2011 - 04:09 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:24 AM

Thank you for your reply, .X.

(My apologies for the double post, I had tried to post when the site was in maintenance)
(Please Admin remove the double posted thread.)

~lumin

Edited by daic, 18 September 2011 - 05:25 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:51 AM

Hello daic,

I would not remove any of the above mentioned library files. You are not going to save that much hard drive space and you may "break" some needed programs that are reliant on those libraries.

What is the .NET Framework, and do I need all these versions?

Different versions and updates of Microsoft Visual C++, do I need them all?

Regards,
Brooks



 





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