Microsoft .NET Framework


J

J. O' Connor

Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3.

The updater installed a new Microsoft .NET Framework this morning.
Upon checking in 'Add or Remove Programs', I noticed:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP at 184.00 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP at 178.00 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 at 28.49 MB.

My question to the gurus: As the are very memory intensive, do I need all
three or can I delete two?

Thanking you in advance for your advice,

John
 
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K

Ken Blake, MVP

Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3.

The updater installed a new Microsoft .NET Framework this morning.
Upon checking in 'Add or Remove Programs', I noticed:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP at 184.00 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP at 178.00 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 at 28.49 MB.

My question to the gurus: As the are very memory intensive,


They are *not* "memory intensive." They are using disk space, which is
not at all the same thing as memory (RAM).

Moreover the three of them in total use just under 400MB of disk
space. To put that into perspective, in these days of inexpensive disk
space, when you can buy a 1TB drive for $70.00 US, that's a little
under three cents worth of disk space--a *tiny* amount.

do I need all
three or can I delete two?


It depends on what programs you run. If you run a program written with
..net, you need to have installed the .net framework version that
corresponds to the version it was written with. So you may well need
all three.

Even if you don't need them today, you may need them tomorrow, so I
recommend that you keep them all, *especially* since they use such a
tiny amount of disk space.
 
H

Hank

Ken Blade you avoided answering the question which was "Do I need all
the earlier versions" not is it a problem to store them. I am also
interested in removing software that is unused earlier versions that
are not removed by the update. Si I am re-asking the question "are
they necessary?"

They are *not* "memory intensive." They are using disk space, which is
not at all the same thing as memory (RAM).

Moreover the three of them in total use just under 400MB of disk
space. To put that into perspective, in these days of inexpensive disk
space, when you can buy a 1TB drive for $70.00 US, that's a little
under three cents worth of disk space--a *tiny* amount.




It depends on what programs you run. If you run a program written with
.net, you need to have installed the .net framework version that
corresponds to the version it was written with. So you may well need
all three.

Even if you don't need them today, you may need them tomorrow, so I
recommend that you keep them all, *especially* since they use such a
tiny amount of disk space.

email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank
 
S

Stan McChrystal

Are you blind? He answered it completely. Here it is again in case you still
haven't learned to read:

It depends on what programs you run. If you run a program written with
.net, you need to have installed the .net framework version that
corresponds to the version it was written with. So you may well need
all three.

Even if you don't need them today, you may need them tomorrow, so I
recommend that you keep them all, *especially* since they use such a
tiny amount of disk space.


: Ken Blade you avoided answering the question which was "Do I need all
: the earlier versions" not is it a problem to store them. I am also
: interested in removing software that is unused earlier versions that
: are not removed by the update. Si I am re-asking the question "are
: they necessary?"
:
: On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:16:16 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
:
: >On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 01:51:47 GMT, "J. O' Connor"
: >
: >> Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3.
: >>
: >> The updater installed a new Microsoft .NET Framework this morning.
: >> Upon checking in 'Add or Remove Programs', I noticed:
: >> Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP at 184.00 MB
: >> Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP at 178.00 MB
: >> Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 at 28.49 MB.
: >>
: >> My question to the gurus: As the are very memory intensive,
: >
: >
: >They are *not* "memory intensive." They are using disk space, which is
: >not at all the same thing as memory (RAM).
: >
: >Moreover the three of them in total use just under 400MB of disk
: >space. To put that into perspective, in these days of inexpensive disk
: >space, when you can buy a 1TB drive for $70.00 US, that's a little
: >under three cents worth of disk space--a *tiny* amount.
: >
: >
: >> do I need all
: >> three or can I delete two?
: >
: >
: >It depends on what programs you run. If you run a program written with
: >.net, you need to have installed the .net framework version that
: >corresponds to the version it was written with. So you may well need
: >all three.
: >
: >Even if you don't need them today, you may need them tomorrow, so I
: >recommend that you keep them all, *especially* since they use such a
: >tiny amount of disk space.
:
: email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
: TIA
: Hank
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Ken Blade you avoided answering the question which was "Do I need all
the earlier versions" not is it a problem to store them.


I did not. Please reread my answer.
 
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J

J. O' Connor

Hi Ken

Thank you for your response, opinion and advise to my question...Very much
appreciated.

John
------------------------------------------------------
| On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 01:51:47 GMT, "J. O' Connor"
|
| > Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3.
| >
| > The updater installed a new Microsoft .NET Framework this morning.
| > Upon checking in 'Add or Remove Programs', I noticed:
| > Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP at 184.00 MB
| > Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP at 178.00 MB
| > Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 at 28.49 MB.
| >
| > My question to the gurus: As the are very memory intensive,
|
|
| They are *not* "memory intensive." They are using disk space, which is
| not at all the same thing as memory (RAM).
|
| Moreover the three of them in total use just under 400MB of disk
| space. To put that into perspective, in these days of inexpensive disk
| space, when you can buy a 1TB drive for $70.00 US, that's a little
| under three cents worth of disk space--a *tiny* amount.
|
|
| > do I need all
| > three or can I delete two?
|
|
| It depends on what programs you run. If you run a program written with
| .net, you need to have installed the .net framework version that
| corresponds to the version it was written with. So you may well need
| all three.
|
| Even if you don't need them today, you may need them tomorrow, so I
| recommend that you keep them all, *especially* since they use such a
| tiny amount of disk space.
|
|
| --
| Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
| Please Reply to the Newsgroup
 
H

Hank

I did not. Please reread my answer.
I am sorry I totally missed this section of your response. Yes you did
indeed answer the question. How come Microsoft has written the
software so it is totally not backward compatible? I am use to being
able to say open Microsoft word documents written under earlier
versions with the current version. This is why I failed to note your
complete answer.
email response not expected but to respond remove .uk at end
TIA
Hank
 
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