Microsoft .NET Framework (v4) 4.6 Preview

2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 (179 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Server 2008/Server 2012/Vista / Freeware / 248,525 downloads

Microsoft .NET Framework redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Preview is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, .NET Framework 4.5, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.2. The web installer is a small package that automatically determines and downloads only the components applicable for a particular platform.

Reviews of Microsoft .NET Framework (v4)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    traumadoc

    Reviewing 4.6 Preview (Jan 23, 2015)

    Apparently our buddy commenter Steve doesn't comprehend two things. First, this release is a PREVIEW release. And, most obvious, this site is "beta" releases - in this case PREVIEW ... so don't moan about something not working. My god, now ridiculous.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    Steve1209

    Reviewing 4.5.2 (May 6, 2014)

    Screwed up 3 programs which use .Net Framework 4.5.1 just fine, had to delete & go to Windows update to get 4.5.1 + updates, so install with caution...

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 4.5.2 (May 6, 2014)

    Performance improvements have been made with version 4.5.1 of which I feel are noticeable. My least favorite version was 3.5... Too intrusive and slow. I've tried to avoid MS.NET in the past but have found some software now that I like of which requires .NET.

    @Steve(above)...
    Yea, was worried about something like that happening so didn't install this yet. Only when needed by whatever software I install or update.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 4.5 (Aug 17, 2012)

    I really dislike this 'module' & when I can manage without it I will, 90% of the time installing Win updates are taken forever patching this piece of junk on a monthly basis & if there is a failure it's usually this.

    MS have produced a fixer to hopefully sort update issues with Framework which is great bar for the fact it doesn't work on the PC that has problems with it.

    @Zootopia3001 - You are so right ~

    Edit:

    I actually totally removed .NET from my main PC & was surprised only one program actually needed it, that program was removed, glad to see the back of .NET Framework.

  5. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zoroaster

    Reviewing 4.5 (Aug 16, 2012)

    If it hadn't been for Catalyst which requires it I would have removed .NET Framework the moment I installed Windows. Anyway, I stopped updating at .NET version 3.5 ...
    The great thing with this factory is that it gives you time, once a month on Patch Tuesday, to get other things done while most of the time it takes an eternity to have its updates settled.
    The funniest thing with this cargo is when it is used by a 100kB application, when without the heavy-weight the same application could run under 300kB : just like taking a helicopter to cross the street :)
    Gosh.

Discuss Microsoft .NET Framework (v4)

  1. Feb 11, 2010 - 7:08 PM
    The MAZZTer

    64-bit versions are available for all versions of .NET AFAIK

    Download here:

    http://www.microsoft.com...62cb&displaylang=en

  2. Oct 22, 2009 - 1:54 PM
    coover

    Is there a 64 bit version of this program (beyond 2.0)?