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Windows 7: Should I keep these or not?

06 Jul 2010   #1
Fuzion636

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Should I keep these or not?

You can see what I have placed a red box around by viewing the image here...





My question is are these neccessary and why are there multiples? Wouldn't that in itself cause software conflicts?

They came from various games off steam and other programs such as drivers and editing software.

I don't understand why it stacked so many, I mean wouldn't it be better to uninstall all the versions and reinstall the most up to date versions? I went this route last time and afterwards I got side by side errors. I just don't want software conflicts so I ask the experts here, is it safe to remove these? Will sony vegas and adobe CS4 still function?


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06 Jul 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

No need to uninstall those..I mean they will be updated everytimes it needs, in particular visualC++

But i saw you've got the NetFramework v4, this can be left as is, in one condition:

Go, Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Services....Look for the NetFramework v2 (should be two entries in x64 Os) then set them to "Manual" if they do are set to "disabled". no need to start them, just "Manual"

NetFramework v4 should be set "Automatic" (delayed)
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06 Jul 2010   #3
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you look at the version unmbers and sizes you will see that they are actually different "programs". They just unfortunately have the same "Application Name" defined for each of them

You definately do NOT want to uninstall any of them. Some program (probably several different programs) installed them and if you uninstall them then one or more of your installed programs will stop working.
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06 Jul 2010   #4
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Some games and other software depends upon those. I would just ignore them.
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06 Jul 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

As mentioned, they're needed to play certain games. If you don't plan on playing any you can remove them if you wish, each game will install the required version when it is installed. However, they don't take up much space so you should keep them unless you really need hard drive space.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
Fuzion636

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the info, I will just leave them alone.

I already made the adjustments as suggested to .net

thanks again guys
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06 Jul 2010   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzion636 View Post
Thanks for the info, I will just leave them alone.

I already made the adjustments as suggested to .net

thanks again guys
you're welcome!
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