Sure. Just toast those after uninstalling all versions of .NET and it's done. Keep in mind that the OS does not require any version of .NET so why not go commando on it?
Yes, I am the crazy sort of guy who manually sifts through EVERY file and directory on his hard drive and tries to keep things as tidy as possible.
Toward that end, I am hoping to jettison all or most of the 300megs sitting in my WINDOWS\ASSEMBLY Folder.
I am running WIN XP SP2 with 3 gigs of RAM and a blazing fast SSD hard drive. So to my way of thinking all the assembly directory is doing is wasting space - please correct me if I am wrong.
These are my questions:
1) this command: "ngen Uninstall Assembly" - will this command completely remove all items in the 3 native images directories below, and is there any downside to doing this? When I say downside, I mean will it make any apps STOP working or create any errors?
Then as to the 3 GAC directories, is there a fast way to remove all of them, or is it not possible to do so?
I should mention i have the following 4 versions of NET FRAMEWORK INSTALLED:
I'm under the impression i need to keep all 4, if that is incorrect please advise.
These main directories exist in my WINDOWS\ASSEMBLY
and the 2 temps (empty)
Thank you kindly for any guidance.