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a small question


FPCH Member
Sep 27, 2006
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows XP - Home Edition
I am running Win XP.

My small question is:

I have seen this "Microsoft .NET Framework" What does this do? Is it an important part of the system?


FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 9, 2008
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W
It is a foundation for programmers to more easily code complex projects.

Please review here for more details.
What Is .NET?

More and more programs are being written that require .NET to be installed, but if you're not running any of those programs then you don't need it.

If the software requires it then they often include it, or will pop-up a notice window to let you know that you need to go to Microsoft and install it.