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Should I remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile

What is Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile?

The Client Profile is used to run most client applications that target the .NET Framework 4. 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 Client Profile, which at 28 MB is significantly smaller than the full framework and only installs components that are the most relevant to desktop applications. However, the Client Profile amounts to this size only if using the online installer on Windows XP SP2 when no other .NET Frameworks are installed or using Windows Update.


The most common release is 4.0.30319, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 5 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164164
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SetupCache\Client
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SetupCache\Client\Setup.exe /repair /x86 /parameterfolder Client

How do I remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile 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 4 Client Profile, 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 4 Client Profile.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 7%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.69%
Windows XP 13.11%
Windows Vista 8.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.58%
Dell 13.95%
Hewlett-Packard 13.95%
ASUS 9.30%
Toshiba 9.30%
Samsung 6.98%
Lenovo 4.65%
Sony 2.33%
Sahara 2.33%
MSI 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.33%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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