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Thread: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP2

  1. #1
    Silvie Guest

    Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP2

    I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    appreciated, thank you.

  2. #2
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP2

    No. The versions of net framework are all different and for different uses. Net framework 1.1 is not updated by net frame work net framework 2 and so on
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    Peter

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    "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    >I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    > framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    > but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    > appreciated, thank you.


  3. #3
    TaurArian Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP2

    This should help to clarify this -

    Benefits of the Microsoft .NET Framework
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829019

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    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


    "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    |I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    | framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    | but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    | appreciated, thank you.



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    Maurice N ~ MVP Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP2

    Hello Silvie,
    Let me suggest you leave the .Net framework as is and not remove.

    If you are really double-sure positive you'd never want to undo old patches from Windows Update--
    then you could delete the individual $NtUninstallxxnnnnnn folders.
    Just know that would make the patches un-installable .

    Those are individual hotfix un-install folders. You may delete those.
    The registry will have leftover entries; so you need to get into Add/Remove Programs,
    select these items. It will fail the uninstall, and then allow you to remove listing from registry.

    Also, be aware, if you made recent 'optional' updates 'after' installing a service pack ---
    then those would be among that set of folders.

    If you will never need to un-install the service pack, the $NTServicePackUninstall$ folder (about 200MB) can be removed.

    --
    Maurice Naggar
    MS-MVP
    -----

    "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    >I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    > framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    > but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    > appreciated, thank you.


  5. #5
    Silvie Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP

    Hi Peter, just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your advice. I'm glad
    you took the time to let me know this info. I will definitely leave things
    alone. Thanks again. Silvie.

    "Peter Foldes" wrote:

    > No. The versions of net framework are all different and for different uses. Net framework 1.1 is not updated by net frame work net framework 2 and so on
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >
    > "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    > > framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    > > but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    > > appreciated, thank you.

    >


  6. #6
    Silvie Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP

    Hi TaurArian, thank you for your time and the link. I will check it out.

    "TaurArian" wrote:

    > This should help to clarify this -
    >
    > Benefits of the Microsoft .NET Framework
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829019
    >
    > --
    >
    > TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
    > http://taurarian.mvps.org
    > ======================================
    > How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
    >
    >
    > "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    > |I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    > | framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    > | but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    > | appreciated, thank you.
    >
    >
    >


  7. #7
    Silvie Guest

    Re: Can I safely delete old versions of net framework , SP1 and SP

    Hi Maurice, just wanted to thank you for your time and advice. I have to say
    that I am double - sure positive that I am not double- sure positive of any
    of this. LOL.
    I will just leave things be. Thanks again for your help and suggestions.
    Silvie.

    "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

    > Hello Silvie,
    > Let me suggest you leave the .Net framework as is and not remove.
    >
    > If you are really double-sure positive you'd never want to undo old patches from Windows Update--
    > then you could delete the individual $NtUninstallxxnnnnnn folders.
    > Just know that would make the patches un-installable .
    >
    > Those are individual hotfix un-install folders. You may delete those.
    > The registry will have leftover entries; so you need to get into Add/Remove Programs,
    > select these items. It will fail the uninstall, and then allow you to remove listing from registry.
    >
    > Also, be aware, if you made recent 'optional' updates 'after' installing a service pack ---
    > then those would be among that set of folders.
    >
    > If you will never need to un-install the service pack, the $NTServicePackUninstall$ folder (about 200MB) can be removed.
    >
    > --
    > Maurice Naggar
    > MS-MVP
    > -----
    >
    > "Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7A7B0ED4-336F-42D4-96A4-5934FAC42F17@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently updated to SP3 for my windows XP, but I still have old various net
    > > framework as well as SP1 and SP2 software ect. This maybe a stupid question
    > > but do I need them? Can I safely remove them? Any help with this would be
    > > appreciated, thank you.

    >


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