I wanted to do a clean install of SW today. I found several guides online that talk about removing a bunch of stuff like Visual C++, .NET framework, Bonjour, etc.
I started looking at doing it but got spooked. Do other programs use these too? Like Office? I didn't want to toast my system uninstalling all of them so I didn't.
What are the drawbacks to uninstalling this stuff? What programs would be affected, if any?