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.NET cleanup utility

Discussion in 'General Software' started by imperialreign, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. imperialreign

    imperialreign New Member

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    for those of us who do install the wickedly evil .NET structures, the programs that use them are always playing russian roulette when it comes time for MS to sneak in those updates via Microsoft Update . . . I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had a .NET framework updated, and then had a handful of programs that refused to initialize after the update . . . what's even more aggrevating is the fact that the .NET updates CAN NOT be removed from WIN, and reverting to an earlier system restore point is fruitless as well.


    Ran across this: dotnetFX cleanup utility

    wnderful little utility that cleans up the .net frameworks! :rockout:

    I've successfully been able to run "killed" applications after using this tool.

    Note, though, for these applications that require a version of the .NET framework, they'll still require that version to be re-installed. Just avoid the updates. :toast:
     
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    Interesting find , but .NET are easy to remove by the MS add-remove , why to look further ?
     
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    Yeah, you just can't remove .NET from Vista because it is part of the core of the operating system. On XP, you should be able to remove all versions via add/remove apps.
     
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    Any way , its good to know , never had issues with .NET ,
    but i did download this 240k medicine :) , just to be there , for an emergency :laugh:
     
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    I ran into this issue a little while back when I developed a piece of code that would get an exception message in a try catch statement.

    It looked like:

    Try

    blah blah

    Catch ex as Exception
    If ucase(ex.message) = ucase("You can not divide by zero.") then
    blah blah
    end if

    End Try

    And basically what happened was, microsoft changed the wording on some of the messages via a .net update. I had to come up with a different method of determining what the error was (or could be.) I simply made a checklist when an exception was encountered and if something met a criteria it was more than likely a certain exception.

    So yeah, I know what you mean lol
     
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    perhaps 1.0 or 2.0 - or even the core of 3.0 and 3.5, but 90% of the updates are non-removable, which keeps the core framework intact as well.

    PITA software.
     

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