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Should I remove Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2?

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1% remove it99% keep it
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3.2.30730 3.57%
3.2.30729 96.43%

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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2

What is Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2?

Service Pack 2 for the .NET Framework is a software framework that includes a large library and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a software environment, known as the Common Language Runtime, an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute the .NET Framework. .NET Framework 3.0 includes a new set of managed code APIs that are an integral part of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. It is also available for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 as a download. There are no major architectural changes included with this release; .NET Framework 3.0 uses the Common Language Runtime of .NET Framework 2.0. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), formerly code-named Avalon; a new user interface subsystem and API based on XML and vector graphics, which uses 3D computer graphics hardware and Direct3D technologies. See WPF SDK for developer articles and documentation on WPF.


The most used version is 3.2.30729, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3005
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A3051CD0-2F64-3813-A88D-B8DCCDE8F8C7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

How do I remove Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Sahara 13.33%
Lenovo 13.33%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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