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

Many times you download a software and find that its not working in your system. You get an error message that Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be installed.

Sometimes the developer of software mentions that you need Microsoft .NET Framework installed in your system to be able to use the software.

So what is .NET Framework and why do some software need it?

What is Microsoft .NET Framework


We have received such kind of questions many times and people find it difficult to install .NET Framework as most of the times software developer don't provide links to download it.

So today, in this topic we'll tell you what is .NET Framework and will also provide official Microsoft download links to download each version of .NET Framework.

What is Microsoft .NET Framework?
Microsoft .NET Framework is a software framework which is installed in Microsoft Windows. Software which are developed using .NET require .NET Framework to be installed in your system to be able to run.

Once you install .NET Framework, it creates the required software environment so that it can provide the appropriate runtime requirements to the software.

.NET Framework can be installed in Windows NT, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well as Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 and later Windows Server versions.

List of All Microsoft .NET Framework Versions
There are several .NET Framework versions available. Some are included in some Windows OS by default and all are available to download at Microsoft website as well.
Following is a list of all released versions of .NET Framework:
  • .NET Framework 1.0 (comes installed in Windows XP)
  • .NET Framework 1.1 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003)
  • .NET Framework 2.0 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 3.0 (comes installed in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 3.5 (comes installed in Windows 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 4.5 (comes installed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012)
  • .NET Framework 4.5.1 (comes installed in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • .NET Framework 4.6 (comes installed in Windows 10)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1511)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016)
  • .NET Framework 4.7 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1703)
  • .NET Framework 4.7.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1709)
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1803)
Following are download links for all Microsoft .NET Framework versions available:

Download Link for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
Download Link
SP3
Download Link for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Download Link
SP1
Download Link for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Link (x86)
Download Link (x64)
Download Link (ia64)
SP1 (x86)
SP1 (x64)
SP1 (ia64)
SP2

Download Link for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Download Link (Web Installer) (requires Internet connection at installation time)
Full Standalone Offline Installer (x86)
Full Standalone Offline Installer (x64)
Download Link for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Download Link (Web Installer) (requires Internet connection at installation time)

Full Standalone Offline Installer

SP1 (Web Installer) (requires Internet connection at installation time)

SP1 (Full Standalone Offline Installer)



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