Net Frameworks, What should one install on Win7?

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arcadianblue
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Net Frameworks, What should one install on Win7?

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Hi
I install Net Framework 4.0 on Win7. I hear mixed opinions about 4.5 and up. Dos installing the later ones increase your memory footprint? My main objective was always keep excessive RAM usage down. Other than enabling my aero theme, I tend to disable everything else hat I can.

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if you dont have apps that use .net 4, you dont need it then
same goes for 3x

2.0 is needed for DWM

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Re: Net Frameworks, What should one install on Win7?

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dixieLH wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:56 pm
if you dont have apps that use .net 4, you dont need it then
same goes for 3x

2.0 is needed for DWM
Windows 7 already comes with .NET 3.5 (which includes .NET 2.0 binaries and libraries).
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Re: Net Frameworks, What should one install on Win7?

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arcadianblue wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:55 pm
Hi
I install Net Framework 4.0 on Win7. I hear mixed opinions about 4.5 and up. Dos installing the later ones increase your memory footprint? My main objective was always keep excessive RAM usage down. Other than enabling my aero theme, I tend to disable everything else hat I can.
You should really just go for the newest supported .NET Framework.
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Unless you have an extremely low amount of memory, this micro-management is pretty ineffective. Unused RAM is wasted RAM. (Though this applies more to Windows 10, which has a more advanced memory manager.)
AlphaBeta, stop brainwashing me immediately!

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