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Should I remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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4.0.30320 4.55%
4.0.30319 95.45%

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended

What is Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended?

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 4 focuses for this release include parallel Extensions to improve support for parallel computing, which target multi-core or distributed systems. New Visual Basic .NET and C# language features, such as implicit line continuations, dynamic dispatch, named parameters, and optional parameters.


The most used version is 4.0.30319, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 5 files.

Program detailsProgram details

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

How do I remove Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended?

You can uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Extended.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 8%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows XP 23.08%
Windows Vista 15.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
ASUS 17.39%
Dell 13.04%
Toshiba 13.04%
Acer 13.04%
Sahara 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%

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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