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    Net Framework 2.0

    I have Net Framework and all it's updates installed. From what I have read about it, I don't think I need it.

    Am I correct or not? If I am right, how should I remove it and it's updates?
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    Unless you are running out of disk space, I'd leave it as it is. The Microsoft .Net Framework (versions 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0) contains the runtime components for applications written in one of the .Net family of programming languages. You may already have such applications, or install them in the future.

    If you still want to remove the .Net framework, you should be able to do so through the Add/Remove Programs control panel.

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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    Gloria,
    Hans is 100% on target as usual.

    You CAN remove it but I'd leave it alone.
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    Bob and Hans: I bow to your superior knowledge and will leave Net Framework alone.
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

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    I just discovered today that I needed Net Framework to make SyncToy work! After my last format and reload of XP I did not install Net Framework (or I had uninstalled it - can't remember which I did now) thinking that I had no use for it. That was a mistake! It is on now and SyncToy works great! So if it isn't taking up space that you need for something else, I'd say leave it on board. My <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    I informed Bob and Hans today that I would leave it alone. The old saying: If it ain't broke, don't fix it, applies here.
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    A lot of developers are now favouring writing applications that depend on the .NET framework. This often makes their job quicker and easier, especially wrt graphics-intensive programming (and others). Most will state the dependence by saying "Requires .NET x.x framework", but others may just assume it's there or forget to mention the fact. In summary, "same as they said" - it can't hurt if have the space for it; but removing it now might cause some existing apps to break.

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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    As you know, I have enough problems, without creating more. I'm leaving well enough alone.

    I have one more question. Do you advise me to keep Adobe Shockwave Flash? I don't really understand what it does but from what I read on the Adobe website, I don't think I do. Is this another thing to leave alone, just in case it's needed by some program or other?

    Or should I ask this question by making another post?
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    Flash is used by many websites to display multimedia content. You wouldn't be able to view that content if you uninstalled Flash, so I'd leave this one installed too.

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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    I guess I didn't ask the right question. I meant Shockwave Player, not Flash Player. I would never remove Flash, but I'm open to removing Shockwave. I think Shockwave is more for professionals, which I ain't (which is included in modern dictionaries, I think).
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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    It seems to me Hans' answer applies to both. If they ain't broke, don't fix 'em (or uninstall). Here's a FAQ quote:
    <hr>Flash and Shockwave Players are both free Web Players from Adobe. Together, they bring you the best rich media content on the Internet. Each has a distinct purpose. Flash Player delivers fast loading front-end Web applications, high-impact Web site user interaction, interactive online advertising, and short to medium form animation. Shockwave Player displays destination Web content such as interactive multimedia product demos and training, e-merchandising applications, and rich-media multiuser games. When you download Shockwave Player, it automatically includes Adobe Flash Player. <hr>
    Came from: Shockwave Shockwave & Flash Player FAQ

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    Re: Net Framework 2.0

    OK, Doc. I don't need the space, they are both so small. I was just doing a little Spring computer cleaning and thought I would ask.
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