Ah, so you can disable ASPNET with no problems. Thanks for the info disarm. I thought about trying it but I didn't want to break anything. If it doesn't really do anything kinda makes me wonder why it's there at all?
It's part and parcel with the MS "warehouse more stuff on your machine so we don't have to put it in the install and it makes our programs look as slim as a beauty queen while in reality, they look more like Oprah after a weekend of fudge ripple madness" initiative.
I had to install it when I loaded vb.net for school.