1. If you don't use .net, uninstall it and finished.
2. If you have an app that needs it, go find the .NET CLEANUP tool (see google) then use that and finally install the latest .net you need.
Remember it's been deeply discussed, the cause is known yet Microsoft has not issued a new updater to deal with "locked assemblies" and by doing so is, in my opinion needlessly alienating it's users.
Can you help? I have Win XP Pro SP 3. I have .NET v 2 installed. I need to update/upgrade to .NET v 3.5 sp 1. I have the full download (231 MB) installer and when I run it, it gets to 44/64 MB and shows 0 KB/sec. Every time.
Is this just typical Microsoft-does-not-work or are there secret incantations I need to perform.