Do I need Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 ?

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  1. Escalader

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    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB886903)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

    The above are on my PC.

    What do they do in layman's terms and can I safely remove them?
     
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    Hello Escalader. :)

    .NET Framework is a platform for ASP.NET developed applications, very much like java. The point of .NET is to provide common environment for many different applications, something like a core. You can think of it as the "Common Files" subfolder under your "Program Files". When you install an application developed in ASP.NET it "refers" to .NET framework as it's base or "framework". If I remember correctly, there is a SP for .NET 1.1 besides that hotfix.
    I have a little bandwidth monitor on my desktop, a graph called BitMeter which requires .NET 1.1 to be installed. Sure, you can uninstall .NET, it is not necessary for normal system functioning, but you may find that some application you install might need it in the future. It is not harmless, and it sucks up no resources (when not used). So, it's up to you...

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    Rick:

    Thanks, I'll look into it more. Sounds like I'm not ever likely to need it.
     
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    Well, I checked it out, decided to uninstall it. PC rebooted fine, did a defrag everything smooth, thanks again
     
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    Certain programs use .NET to edit the program's rules, such as Antihook. It is usually included with the Operating System and I guess is used by software developers too. I have it on my hard drive, but never run it and don't know if any programs use it.
     
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    I have some programs that REQUIRE .NET 1.1 and some that REQUIRE .net 2.0 to run at all. Otherwise they won't be able to perform since they need it's library supporting files to make it hum.

    If you don't have or don't intend to use any applications with those dependencies, sure, it's no big deal of course, but i always keep a .NET 1.1 installer stored in case of an install or reinstall because some of my customizing apps need it.
     
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    Thanks for the link Ron, it is 2005. I guess that is the latest MS has on the NET.

    The applications they mention I don't have so....?
     
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    Thanks, I don't have it at all now obsolete or not. No ill effects yet and I've run everything on the PC.

    Just curious ccsito, why you show FF 1.5 yet it is up to 2.0.0.4 ?

    Take care
     
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    .net 3 is litterally the vista add-ons for .net 2.

    .net 2 is not backwards compatible with .net 1.1, therefore will need both versions installed if you have different apps that use both versions.

    1.1 is not obselete - it is still fully supported by MS - visual studio 2003 (including .net 1.1) , which is the main tool for developing .net 1.1 has full support until end of 2008 (not sure of exact date).
     
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    I guess I am slow to upgrade sometimes. :D
     
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    I reread the MS webpage more closely and 1.1 is still supported. Thanks for the correction. I guess I incorrectly lumped that software with other MS products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, etc. :oops:
     
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