Which .NET do I really need?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Papachungo13, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Papachungo13

    Papachungo13 Guest

    I have the .NET Framework installed on my system - versions 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0,
    along with their service packs and hot fixes.

    Do I need them all? Does .NET 3.0 supersede 2.0 and 1.1, or are they all
    independent? I was thinking that maybe it (should) work like Directx where
    the higher version replaces the lower one.

    Please advise.

    Shane.
    Papachungo13, Dec 27, 2007
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  2. >I have the .NET Framework installed on my system - versions 1.1, 2.0
    and 3.0,
    > along with their service packs and hot fixes.
    > Do I need them all? Does .NET 3.0 supersede 2.0 and 1.1, or are they

    all independent?


    Only .NET 1.1 was independent, but there could still be some
    tools/applications needing it.
    ..NET 3.0 and 3.5 build on the 2.0 base and all are strongly recommended.
    (2.0+3.0 are built-in Windows Vista)

    ..NET 3.5 Web Setup
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&displaylang=en

    ..NET 3.5 full package (200MB, for 32&64-Bit)
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe



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    Thomas Scheidegger - 'NETMaster'
    http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_dotnet.html - http://dnetmaster.net/
    Thomas Scheidegger, Dec 28, 2007
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  3. Papachungo13

    Papachungo13 Guest

    So that I am clear on this...

    I can uninstall 2.0 and keep 3.0 or 3.5 and possibly keep 1.1?

    Shane.

    "Thomas Scheidegger" wrote:

    > >I have the .NET Framework installed on my system - versions 1.1, 2.0

    > and 3.0,
    > > along with their service packs and hot fixes.
    > > Do I need them all? Does .NET 3.0 supersede 2.0 and 1.1, or are they

    > all independent?
    >
    >
    > Only .NET 1.1 was independent, but there could still be some
    > tools/applications needing it.
    > ..NET 3.0 and 3.5 build on the 2.0 base and all are strongly recommended.
    > (2.0+3.0 are built-in Windows Vista)
    >
    > ..NET 3.5 Web Setup
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&displaylang=en
    >
    > ..NET 3.5 full package (200MB, for 32&64-Bit)
    > http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Thomas Scheidegger - 'NETMaster'
    > http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_dotnet.html - http://dnetmaster.net/
    >
    >
    Papachungo13, Dec 28, 2007
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  4. > I can uninstall 2.0 and keep 3.0 or 3.5

    NO! uninstalling 2.0 will break 3.0/3.5.


    > and possibly keep 1.1?


    I strongly recommend to keep ALL installed .NET versions,
    and also install the latest version (3.5, it includes important Service
    Packs for 2.0&3.0).




    --
    Thomas Scheidegger - 'NETMaster'
    http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_dotnet.html - http://dnetmaster.net/
    Thomas Scheidegger, Dec 29, 2007
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  5. Papachungo13

    Evert Guest

    When you install 3.5, 2.0 and 3.0 are automatically installed. 3.0 and 3.5
    run both on the 2.0 CLR. 1.1 runs on the 1.1 CLR.

    "Thomas Scheidegger" wrote:

    > > I can uninstall 2.0 and keep 3.0 or 3.5

    >
    > NO! uninstalling 2.0 will break 3.0/3.5.
    >
    >
    > > and possibly keep 1.1?

    >
    > I strongly recommend to keep ALL installed .NET versions,
    > and also install the latest version (3.5, it includes important Service
    > Packs for 2.0&3.0).
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Thomas Scheidegger - 'NETMaster'
    > http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_dotnet.html - http://dnetmaster.net/
    >
    >
    Evert, Feb 3, 2008
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  6. Papachungo13

    ProgTalk

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    It is good practice to keep all of them. Lets say you download some code, and need to configure the virtual directory a special way. Then you can pick the framework. Same way if you have Visual Studio 2002, 2003, or 2005. Each one runs with specific frameworks. IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE TO KEEP ALL.
    ProgTalk, Feb 8, 2008
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