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Any reason NOT to install latest optional update KB829019?

by Prandy / November 9, 2005 8:56 PM PST

Described on MS Update web site as follows:

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0: x86
Download size: 22.4 MB , 3 minutes
The .NET Framework version 2.0 improves scalability and performance with improved caching, application deployment and updating with ClickOnce, and support for the broadest array of browsers and devices with ASP.NET 2.0 controls and services. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer


Also, can anyone explain in English what this is suppose to do and if could cause any potential problems based on info provided below? (More system info in bio if needed)

My computer and DSL connection speeds are so fast I cannot imagine I have a need for ''improved performance'' but I like to keep everything up to date. I just want to make sure this download won't interfere with with current McAfee services, music downlading from Napster, Rhapsody or whatever, or AOL or SBC/Yahoo DSL connections. This computer is not used for video gaming.

Computer has plenty of free hard drive space. Intel P4 630 3.0 GHz; IE 6.0; AOL 9.0SE - I can currently be signed onto both Yahoo and AOL simultaneously.


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Purely Optional
by thought_stazi / November 9, 2005 11:59 PM PST

Unless you're trying to use a program that requires .NET (think of it like Java and you'll get the basic idea), it's of no use to you.

I don't know that .NET programs will ever take off, since Microsoft has kind of abandoned the whole idea in favor of it's newest pet project... Web based programs. Which I give another 6 months to a year before they get bored with that, and move onto the next big thing.

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Thanks for the info
by Prandy / November 11, 2005 12:01 PM PST
In reply to: Purely Optional

I am going to pass on this optional update which is the first time I have not downloaded every optional update they put on the MS website. I do not want to do anything that could even remotely cause me to lose the current speed and safety I have enjoyed with what is in place in my computer now.

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Video card control needed .net to install
by rgfitz / November 10, 2005 2:59 AM PST

The ATI Catalyst Control Center for a new graphics card I installed required .NET to work. So far, that is the only application I have encountered that needs it.

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Is it 'safe' to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework ?
by eddie11013 / November 10, 2005 4:48 AM PST

I was also wondering about this. I just surf the net, maybe buy stuff, Email. No games,etc. Can I uninstall .net framework 1.1 & hot fix (KB886903)? I don't have my own web site or anything like that. If its like Java, then if I ever need it, I suppose I will be told to get it, is that correct? Not that "space" is an issue, but if you don't need it, why have it taking up space. Dell Dimension 2350, Win XP Pro, SP2, 1.99 GHz, 1G Ram.
Thanks in advance,

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It probably safe but may not be easy
by rgfitz / November 10, 2005 5:28 AM PST
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by eddie11013 / November 10, 2005 6:09 AM PST

I uninstalled both from the Control Panel/Add/Remove and then went to windows update and 'hid' both.
Thanks rgfitz, for your feedback,

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