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Do I need Microsoft NETfor a home Pc running XP?

I'm astounded how much space MS Net is taking on my computer ...do I really need it?

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That is a good question and the answer of course is "it depends".
Generally, your computer will work perfectly fine without .net framework installed.

But many applications (Paint.net, ATI video) and more and more web sites are using .net, so you might experience issues if you don't have it installed.

Microsoft's Silverlight also depends on it. (Silverlight is a browser based component that was developed as an opponent for Flash animations, interactivity, and other web effects.)

It is a platform often used by developers for small programs (Goggle Voice Notifier comes to mind)

You can find more information on .net can here.

So - you don't really need it, but your web browsing might be impacted and some application require it.

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

  • JOHN BROWNING Jan 06, 2013

    excellent reply-both comprehensive, concise and clear..many thanks-yes i do have Silverlight, so I guess I'd better keep it

  • JOHN BROWNING Jan 06, 2013

    excellent reply-comprehensive, concise and clear..many thanks-yes i do have Silverlight, so I guess I'd better keep it

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