Microsoft .NET Framework version removal question

By friend2u
Dec 5, 2009
  1. Recently I went into ADD/REMOVE Programs and I noticed that I had the following listed seperately:

    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 185MB

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 179MB

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 28.05MB

    I am wondering if I could not at least remove 2.0 Service Pack 2 185MB

    3.5 would appear to be a supplement to 3.0 so I assume I would have to leave those two alone.

    Can anyone advise me on this? I am trying to conserve space on my C drive.
  2. JohnRevka

    JohnRevka TS Rookie Posts: 22

    You are not allowed to do that because the newer versions depend on certain older versions already installed--in the case of this program. When I was unistalling all of them I had to uninstall from newest to oldest. I tried to uninstall .NET Framework 2.0 first, but the unistaller said that other programs require this to be on the computer, thus unistallation cannot be completed. I am also quite sure that all three were installed at the same time and if this is true, then this is another indication that newer versions require certain previous versions.
  3. friend2u

    friend2u TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 71

  4. JohnRevka

    JohnRevka TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Yep, so I guess you have to remove newest to oldest even if they were not installed simulateneously. The simultaneous installation just occurred in my case. I believe they were all installed on my computer while I was installing Microsoft
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