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Help tell me which to uninstall and which to keep?


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Alias775

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Hi Everyonoe! Yesterday I downloaded Windows Website Designer. It took 2 hours to download and install.

I HATE THE PROGRAM and uninstalled most of it. But I still see my free memory is down and I have extra Microsoft programs that I don't need. I don't know one from the other. I don't know what to uninstall and what to keep.

I've carefully copied what each one says for you:

Microsoft.net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft.net Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft.net Framework 3.5 SP 1
Microsoft.net Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0

And (please) while you're at it. Tell me if I just need both or just one of the following:

Windows Media Format 11 Runtime
Windows Media Player 11

I love you guys! Thanks for any info you can give me!

Alias775 :)
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If you're using WMP, you need both (Runtime and Player), I believe. I have those 2 installed as well.


I also have a lot of Framework, but I believe they're pretty much essential.
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http://social.msdn.m...ab-02215146073a

See this link and as ohsnap has said, these and WMP (Runtime and Player) are necessary and use hardly any resources.
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You can uninstall windows media player 11 but the result will be that WMP will be rolled back to an older version, the one that was originally bundled in your XP installation. No point removing it.

Regarding .net framework: I am not an expert on the subject. There are applications which need .net framework to run. I think that you can remove version 2 and 3 but leave 3.5. Regarding the last two files, I don't know what they do (some say they are related to WMP 11) so I would not touch them.
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The different versions of .Net aren't really "upgrades". Some programs that work on .Net version 1.1 or 2.0 won't run on 3.0. There's nothing preventing you from uninstalling them of course, but, some of your programs that depend on 1.1 or 2.0 may not work properly.
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Thanks for your input, SpywareDr.
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No problem. :)
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