Microsoft.NET Framework and Visual Studio

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by shattered00, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. shattered00

    shattered00 Guest

    I am mostly a gamer and a casual browser. I have no .NET frameworks or
    Visual Studios installed. I do not create videos or software or
    anything of that nature.

    Would it benefit me in any way to install either of these programs? If
    it would help or could help in even the most remote of situations I
    might encounter, I would like to install them.
    shattered00, Nov 29, 2007
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  2. shattered00

    Charlie42 Guest

    The .NET framework is embedded in Vista. Visual Studio is developer
    software, which has to be installed.
    You've already got the framework, and lots of programs depend on it
    nowadays. Unless you'll venture into game, program or web site development,
    you'll gain nothing from installing Visual Studio.

    Charlie42, Nov 29, 2007
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  3. Its already in Windows Vista and its important for most modern applications
    that designed and depend on the .NET Framework Runtime.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 29, 2007
  4. shattered00

    shattered00 Guest

    Thx for the information.

    I uninstalled all of the .NET entires(1.1 and two others that said x64
    by them) under add/remove programs. There is still a framework listed
    under the programs and programs(x86) folder in the OS harddrive that
    lists v3.0.

    Do I need to reinstall 1.1, then install 2.0, then 3.0, all the way to
    3.5, or can I just install 3.5?
    shattered00, Nov 29, 2007
  5. shattered00

    Charlie42 Guest

    What is your OS? In Vista, you can go here to adjust the installed features:

    Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows features on or off
    You can install version 3.5, it includes previous versions and service
    packs, and the installer will add what is needed to your system:

    Charlie42, Nov 29, 2007
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    mayayana Guest

    Don't worry about it. If at some point you
    install a program written in .Net that requires
    a framework you don't have then you can
    download and install that framework. Most
    commercial software doesn't use .Net, anyway.
    It's mainly used for server-based software.
    Either way, there's no point in cluttering the
    system with the .Net runtime, the Java runtime,
    etc., unnecessarily, when you don't need them.
    mayayana, Nov 29, 2007
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