To Determine The Latest Dot Net Framework Version Installed.

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Multiple versions of dot net framework can be installed in a single machine. The version should be known at the time of development of an application. How to determine the latest dot net framework version installed?

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To Determine The Latest Dot Net Framework Version Installed.


.NET framework has the following components:

1) Group of assemblies that provide the apps with functionality.

2) Common language runtime to manage and execute the code. To find the version from the registry:

1) Open start menu and search run. 2) In the search field type regedit.exe.

3) You will be redirected to Registry editor.

4) Type in the subkey as shown

‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftNET Framework SetupNDP’ If you find DWORD value name as Release then .NET framework 4.5 or newer versions are installed. Depending upon the value of DWORD, version of the framework is decided. Some of them are shown below:

For 378389: .NET Framework 4.5

378675: .NET framework 4.5.1 with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

378758:.NET Framework 4.5.1 with Windows 8, 7, SP2

379893:.NET Framework 4.5.2 

393295 & 393297: .NET Framework 4.6 You can use Raymondcc .NET detector to find the version.

  • Download the software from the net.
  • Run the extension.
  • It will automatically show the frameworks installed with dark color and the uninstalled with light grey color.
  • When you click on any uninstalled one, you will be redirected to the download page.
  • It is portable.
  • Version .NET1 to 4.5 can be detected.
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To Determine The Latest Dot Net Framework Version Installed.


That’s right. Regardless of whatever version you have, you can install another version of Microsoft .NET Framework without conflicting with the other version. Install Microsoft .NET Framework only if an application is requiring it. If you don’t need it and no application requires installing it, don’t install it because it’s a waste of space and computer resource.

There is no shortcut when you want to check the latest version you have. You need to do the checking manually from the Control Panel. Click “Start,” “Control Panel,” and then “Add or Remove Programs.” In there, scroll down and look for “Microsoft .NET Framework.” If you have multiple versions installed, you will all see them on the list.

Microsoft .NET Framework installation

Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework, make sure you have a supported operating system because every version requires certain versions of Microsoft Windows.

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