Before I reinstalled Windows I probably had 14 of the Microsoft Visual C++ things, and .NET frameworks, etc. This time I am keeping track of what installs them. Today one was installed with Battlefield 3. Later I got a Windows update for it, and now I have a slightly updated version as far as the version number. Do you think it would okay to uninstall the older one? Even though they are small I want to have as few as possible. I really wish the newest one was backwards compatible.