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.Net Framework . . .

I know why I have it, and specifically, I have ver. 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Is there any program or scanner, or utility that will tell me what programs I have installed that need what version I'm running? I doubt very seriously I need all versions.

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No utility to do that that I am aware of BUT ...

as far as uninstalling any I would be VERY CAREFUL because:

version 1.1? Yes, UNLESS you happen to have applications written by early adopters of
.NET that still require .NET 1.1

Other versions? NO, at least not the 2.0 bits. 3.x builds on top of 2.0 etc.

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This link might also help you Wayne ...
Benefits of the Microsoft .NET Framework

You may have several versions of the .NET Framework installed on your computer. Each version of the .NET Framework can co-exist with the other versions on the computer.

Note Most of the time, you can use the latest version of the .NET Framework to run applications that were created by using earlier versions of the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework 4 does not automatically roll forward older applications. Older applications require the Framework they target to be installed unless the developer provides a configuration file to redirect the application to run on .NET Framework 4.

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