.Net Framework 1.1 -- Can I uninstall it?


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Paul J. Hurley

I have several old versions of the .NET Framework on my machine, and I am
wondering if I can remove them. I have version 1.1 (and a 1.1 hotfix),
2.0, 3.0 and now, new with Visual Studio 2008, 3.5.

How many versions of the framework do I *really* need to carry? Can I dump
all but 3.5, or will that break other things? I am not doing any legacy
projects based on older versions.

Paul
 
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Michael Nemtsev [MVP]

Hello Paul,

There is no reason to remove the previous version of .NET FW, because there
could be an app which is binded to the specific version of FW.

But you can try to remove, and everything may be ok.

---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [.NET/C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo


PH> I have several old versions of the .NET Framework on my machine, and
PH> I am wondering if I can remove them. I have version 1.1 (and a 1.1
PH> hotfix), 2.0, 3.0 and now, new with Visual Studio 2008, 3.5.
PH>
PH> How many versions of the framework do I *really* need to carry? Can
PH> I dump all but 3.5, or will that break other things? I am not doing
PH> any legacy projects based on older versions.
PH>
PH> Paul
PH> ----
PH> Paul Hurley
PH> Caliban Computing
PH> http://www.Caliban.com/
PH> Spam resistant return email address.
 
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PvdG42

Paul J. Hurley said:
I have several old versions of the .NET Framework on my machine, and I am
wondering if I can remove them. I have version 1.1 (and a 1.1 hotfix),
2.0, 3.0 and now, new with Visual Studio 2008, 3.5.

How many versions of the framework do I *really* need to carry? Can I
dump
all but 3.5, or will that break other things? I am not doing any legacy
projects based on older versions.

Paul
----
Paul Hurley
Caliban Computing
http://www.Caliban.com/
Spam resistant return email address.


You may want to consider that VS 2008 is capable of targeting .NET 2.0
(SP1), 3.0 or 3.5, So keeping those makes sense. As for 1.1, whether you
really need it will be determined by whether or not you have any ,NET
software that requires 1.1 installed.
 
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Cowboy \(Gregory A. Beamer\)

You have to keep 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, as the last two are just additions to
2.0.

You can uninstall 1.0 and 1.1 as long as you do not have any products
installed that use them.

If you leave them on your drive, nothing will happen, except you will have
less space on the drive for other things.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

*************************************************
| Think outside the box!
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Cowboy \(Gregory A. Beamer\)

PvdG42 said:
You may want to consider that VS 2008 is capable of targeting .NET 2.0
(SP1), 3.0 or 3.5, So keeping those makes sense. As for 1.1, whether you
really need it will be determined by whether or not you have any ,NET
software that requires 1.1 installed.

That is because 3.0 and 3.5 are just extras added on top of 2.0 and not
really new Frameworks. :)

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

*************************************************
| Think outside the box!
|
*************************************************
 
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larrylou

Michael Nemtsev said:
Hello Paul,

There is no reason to remove the previous version of .NET FW, because there
could be an app which is binded to the specific version of FW.

But you can try to remove, and everything may be ok.

---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [.NET/C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo


PH> I have several old versions of the .NET Framework on my machine, and
PH> I am wondering if I can remove them. I have version 1.1 (and a 1.1
PH> hotfix), 2.0, 3.0 and now, new with Visual Studio 2008, 3.5.
PH>
PH> How many versions of the framework do I *really* need to carry? Can
PH> I dump all but 3.5, or will that break other things? I am not doing
PH> any legacy projects based on older versions.
PH>
PH> Paul
PH> ----
PH> Paul Hurley
PH> Caliban Computing
PH> http://www.Caliban.com/
PH> Spam resistant return email address.
 
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craigcu

Mr. Beamer (a.k.a. "Cowboy),
After I uninstall v1.0 and v1.1 through Add/Remove Programs, are there any
associated hidden install folders (or similar) that I could also safely
delete?

Thank you.
 

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