Pointless software or not?

  thing 3570 18:38 11 Dec 2008

Using a Dell6000 laptop.
What is the purpose of and do I need this on my pc- microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 up to 2.0 Service Pack 1.
I do not write pc software, only use bog standard preloaded software.
Can they be removed and not mess up my laptop?

  chub_tor 19:01 11 Dec 2008

Yes you do need it as it may be used by some of the programmes on your PC. ATI Catalyst is an example(you may not have it on your PC) and you have to install it to allow the programme to install.

  thing 3570 21:48 12 Dec 2008

Thanks for that, had hoped I might be able to make some space. Didn't buy a large enough HD.

  chub_tor 22:10 12 Dec 2008

Looking at the spec for your machine it seems that the hard drive is 2.5" IDE and comes in 3 standard sizes from Dell, 60Gb, 80Gb and 100Gb. You can find much larger drives nowadays all the way up to 250Gb click here but you might want to check with Dell to see if your machine will take a bigger drive. Alternatively you could always buy an external USB drive and use it for storing your larger picture, music and video files.

  woodchip 23:37 12 Dec 2008

Before you buy, You need to find out if the drive is a EIDE or a SATA

  woodchip 23:38 12 Dec 2008

Bigger drives tend to be SATA and I have seen them in Laptops upto 350Gb

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