Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0, service packs and 3.5 SP1

By abe10tiger
Feb 15, 2010
  1. Is it safe to remove the older versions of the Microsoft NET Framework to speed up my laptop? Cause my laptops been really slow lately. Or is it a program in my laptop that should not be removed? Here are the Microsoft. NET Frameworks that i have: 1.1, 2.0Servicepack2, 3.0Service pack2 and 3.5 SP1. Thanks.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Why do you suspect the Net Frameworks as slowing you down?

    Do the following (if you haven't already):

    1. Defrag your harddrive

    2. Check the amount of space on your harddrive

    3. Run virus/malware/antivirus scans
  3. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10


    K. But what does Microsoft.NET Framework do? Just wondering.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    just fyi...

    You can probably uninstall v1.x without any problems. You'll need other versions though (for details see here)

    NET Framework is an "application framework" from Microsoft. That means the people who want to develop network based applications for Microsoft computers don't have to do everything from scratch. Rather, there's some common functionality built into NET Framework that an application can simply use to talk to Windows and other NET framework based apps on the network.
  5. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10


    Thanks for the info and help.:)
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