How to Remove or Uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework

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Uninstalling or removing .NET Framework from the computer is a real pain. Most of the time it is not possible to completely remove .NET Framework via standard ‘Add or Remove Programs’.  The article explain you the how to uninstall any versions of Microsoft .NET Framework if the uninstall process fails.


The most important thing to remember is that different version of .NET Framework (.NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5) are not independent versions of the framework. The latest version is on top of the previous one. That means, you can have .NET Framework 2.0 without .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 but you cannot install .NET Framework 3.5 without 3.0 and 2.0.

With Aaron Stebner’s .NET Framework Cleanup Tool 6.0.3790 you can easily remove Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. along with free support. The tool return your computer to a known state in case you are encountering .NET Framework installation, uninstallation, repair or patching errors so that you can try to install again. If you have installed multiple .net frameworks on your PC, the tool will uninstall them completely.

Net Framework Cleanup Tool removes files, directories, registry keys and values and Windows Installer product registration information for the .NET Framework. The tool also remove any associated hotfixes and service packs without running any separate steps to remove the service pack(s) for a version of the .NET Framework. With .NET Framework Cleanup Tool 6.0.3790 you can quickly remove/uninstall the .NET Framework on Windows 7. Earlier version do not support Windows 7 as the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 are all installed as OS components on Windows 7 and you can only turn off the .NET Framework. Additional functionality includes – Added detection and logging for the .NET Framework 4 and Preventing cleanup of mscoree.dll on Vista and higher.

When is .NET Framework Cleanup Tool useful?

  1. Installing or uninstalling a specific product consistently fails on your computer and you want to remove any leftover files and settings before trying again
  2. Your computer’s registry becomes corrupt
  3. Someone inadvertently changes a registry setting used by the Windows Installer, resulting in a problem
  4. The installation of a program that uses Windows Installer (for example, .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1 or 2.0) is interrupted

Download – .NET Framework Cleanup Tool 6.0.3790

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