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How to Check Which Version of Microsoft .NET Framework is Installed in Windows?

How to Check Which Version of Microsoft .NET Framework is Installed in Windows?

Recently we posted a topic containing official download links for all Microsoft .NET Framework versions:

What is Microsoft .NET Framework? Download Links for All Versions Inside

One reader asked us how to determine which version of .NET Framework is installed in our system? So today in this topic, we'll tell you the procedure to find out installed version of .NET Framework in your Windows.
There are 3 easy way to find out the version of .NET Framework installed in your system:
  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Using Registry Editor
  • Using Command Prompt

Method 1: Using Windows Explorer 

All Microsoft .NET Framework versions are installed in following directory:
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\
Where "%windir%" represents "Windows" directory present in the system drive where Windows is installed in your system e.g. C:\Windows\.

So just type the above mentioned path in RUN dialog box or in Windows Explorer addressbar and press Enter. It'll open the directory as shown in following screenshot:

Which Version of Microsoft .NET Framework is Installed in Windows
 Here in this folder, you can find out which versions are installed.

Method 2: Using Registry Editor

You can also find out .NET Framework version using Registry Editor:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP
3. Under this key, you'll see separate keys for each .NET Framework version installed in your system.

Microsoft .NET Framework

Method 3: Using Command Prompt

Here is another method to find out all Microsoft .NET Framework versions installed in your Windows:

1. Open Command Prompt from Start Menu and execute any of following commands:
wmic /namespace:\\root\cimv2 path win32_product where "name like '%%.NET%%'" get version
dir %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework /AD
You can copy the above mentioned command and then open Command Prompt, right-click on its titlebar and select "Edit -> Paste" option. It'll quickly paste the whole command.

2. Wait for a few seconds and it'll show a list of all .NET Framework versions installed in your system as shown in following screenshot:



 

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