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    .NET Framework

    I have been operating my new Windows 7 PC happily for several months and have just downloaded a utility that allows image re-sizing by a right click. The download involved the installation of .NET Framework and subsequently "important" updates. Do I really need .NET Framework and its attendant updates in the future or would it be reasonable to remove the utility and .NET Framework and all its clutter.

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    It's likely that other apps may need the .net framework version you downloaded. Windows itself includes it, though it includes version 3.5. I am guessing you downloaded 4.0?

    I wouldn't worry about it.

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    If you uninstalled it your newly downloaded program would probably fail to work. It obviously needed it or it would not have installed it.
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    It is version 4. I would be happy to do without the app if it meant less slowing-down clutter.

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    Mike,

    It is likely that other apps will use it. I wouldn't worry too much about clutter, unless you are low on disk space.
    Of course, if you don't need the app, you can remove it and remove the framework and then wait until the next app that needs it gets installed.

    .Net is here to stay. Windows 8 will include at least .net 4 by default, maybe even 4.5 (not sure).

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