Microsoft .NET Framework (v4) 4.5.2

2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 (175 votes)


Windows 7/8/Server 2008/Server 2012/Vista / Freeware / 247,562 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 4.5 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4. By using the .NET Framework 4.5 together with the C# or Visual Basic programming languages, you can write Windows Metro style apps. The .NET Framework 4.5 delivers better performance, reliability, and security.

Reviews of Microsoft .NET Framework (v4)

  1. 2 out of 5 stars

    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...

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    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.

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

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    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 ~


    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.

  4. 2 out of 5 stars

    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 :)

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.5 (Aug 16, 2012)

    BetaNews apparently has not done its homework. This program is NOT for Windows 8; that OS already includes 4.5 Framework, and the installer will tell you so if you try.

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:

  2. Oct 22, 2009 - 1:54 PM

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