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Old 10-08-2008
Silvie
 
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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.

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Old 10-08-2008
Peter Foldes
 
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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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"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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Old 10-08-2008
TaurArian
 
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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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"Silvie" <Silvie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|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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Old 10-08-2008
Maurice N ~ MVP
 
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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.

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Maurice Naggar
MS-MVP
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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.

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Old 11-08-2008
Silvie
 
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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.

>

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Old 11-08-2008
Silvie
 
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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.
>
>
>

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Old 11-08-2008
Silvie
 
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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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