[ Explained ] Microsoft .NET Framework? Download Links for All Versions

Many of you might have come across an error while running some software on your computer. The error states that you need to install Microsoft .NET Framework On your computer for the software to work. As simple as it is to install Microsoft .NET Framework, many people face problems while installing it. In this article, .NET Framework is explained with all its functionalities as well as the authentic download links for various versions of are also given.

NET Framework download

What is Microsoft .NET Framework?:

Microsoft .NET Framework is basically a software framework and it is crucial for installing software on windows that are developed with .NET.NET Framework creates the suitable environment and adjusting the runtime requirements for the .NET software and without .NET Framework, these soft wares willfail to run on your computer.

Versions of Windows that Support .NET Framework:

Windows NT, 98, Me, 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 are able to support .NET Framework and you can also install .NET Framework on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and later.

Download Links for .NET Framework:

Let’s first have a look at the list of all the versions of .NET Framework. Some of these versions come pre-installed for different versions of Windows operating system they were developed for. You can also get these versions from the Microsoft’s website. So, let’s move on to the list of .NET Framework versions and the download links for all the versions of .NET Framework currently available.

NET Framework 1.0:

NET Framework 1.1 pre-installed in Windows Server 2003:

NET Framework 2.0 pre-installed in Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1 Download Links:

NET Framework 3.0 pre-installed in Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1 Download Link:

  • Web Installer:

NET Framework 3.5 pre-installed in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Download Link:

Offline Installer:

NET Framework 4.0:

Offline Installer:

NET Framework 4.5 pre-installed in Windows 8 and Server 2012:

  • NET Framework 4.5.1 pre-installed in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2
  • Download Link:
  • Web Installer:

NET Framework 4.5.2:

NET Framework 4.6:

You can download different versions of .NET Framework through the links given above and will no longer be witnessing failure while running any installed software on your

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