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Microsoft .NET Framework (v4) 4.7 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.0 (191 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008/Server 2012
Date Added
Total Downloads 253,259
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft .NET Framework
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Publisher's Description

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 4.6.2 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4/4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2/4.6/4.6.1. The offline package can be used in situations where the web installer cannot be used due to lack of internet connectivity.

Latest Reviews

aaronpriest

aaronpriest reviewed v4.7 on May 9, 2017

The full offline installer for 4.7 is here:
https://www.microsoft.co...d/details.aspx?id=55167

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.7 on May 6, 2017

this is NOT PREVIEW anymore it is full.

traumadoc

traumadoc reviewed v4.6 Preview on 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.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v4.5.2 on 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...

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.5.2 on 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.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.5 on 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.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.5 on 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.

meinhart

meinhart reviewed v4.5 on 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.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.5 on Aug 16, 2012

I find .NET totally useless. The ONLY software I ever use that needs it is Turbotax and that's only one week out of the year, if that. I just happen to like Turbotax, what can I say. After my tax filing is done this bloatware gets uninstalled pronto. Any other software I might try to install that requires .NET gets appropriately cancelled. There's plenty of other software alternatives out there that don't require this mess being on your system, including all the endless security updates/service packs that come with it.

Update: I also forgot that starting with version 4, MS .NET starts an NGEN service automatically that slows down PC boot time considerably, particularly your LAN connection. Very frustrating. Yes, it can be disabled in services, however, with each new update to .NET 4.x(which seems to come every couple of months), the service gets set to automatic again. That's even more frustrating.

@Zoroaster
I've come across that too... A software installer that was very, very small in size but was wanting to install that .NET behemoth for it to work. That's just totally ridiculous.

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v4.5 RC on Jun 1, 2012

It is getting bigger and better :)

Avg. Rating 3.0 (191 votes)
Your Rating
aaronpriest

aaronpriest reviewed v4.7 on May 9, 2017

The full offline installer for 4.7 is here:
https://www.microsoft.co...d/details.aspx?id=55167

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.7 on May 6, 2017

this is NOT PREVIEW anymore it is full.

traumadoc

traumadoc reviewed v4.6 Preview on 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.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v4.5.2 on 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...

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.5.2 on 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.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.5 on 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.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.5 on 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.

meinhart

meinhart reviewed v4.5 on 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.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.5 on Aug 16, 2012

I find .NET totally useless. The ONLY software I ever use that needs it is Turbotax and that's only one week out of the year, if that. I just happen to like Turbotax, what can I say. After my tax filing is done this bloatware gets uninstalled pronto. Any other software I might try to install that requires .NET gets appropriately cancelled. There's plenty of other software alternatives out there that don't require this mess being on your system, including all the endless security updates/service packs that come with it.

Update: I also forgot that starting with version 4, MS .NET starts an NGEN service automatically that slows down PC boot time considerably, particularly your LAN connection. Very frustrating. Yes, it can be disabled in services, however, with each new update to .NET 4.x(which seems to come every couple of months), the service gets set to automatic again. That's even more frustrating.

@Zoroaster
I've come across that too... A software installer that was very, very small in size but was wanting to install that .NET behemoth for it to work. That's just totally ridiculous.

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v4.5 RC on Jun 1, 2012

It is getting bigger and better :)

nvic

nvic reviewed v4.5 RC on Jun 1, 2012

It's .NET. It's bloated, but it's required and it works.

The lack of XP support is disappointing, but expected I suppose...it is 11 years old.

dellmerca

dellmerca reviewed v4.0 on Mar 30, 2012

Microsoft .Net Framework Help and Tutorial

http://vb.net-informatio...framework_tutorials.htm

Merca

davidtb

davidtb reviewed vBeta on Mar 5, 2012

I guess 4.5 framework is unnecessary for the win8 preview (YMMV)

XICrixus

XICrixus reviewed v4.0 on Dec 26, 2011

Good

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed vDeveloper Preview on Sep 18, 2011

@war593122: that's just the web framework

as usual, da best geek on the planet has spoken:
http://www.hanselman.com...viewWithCommentary.aspx

.NET is probably the best thing that ever happened for MS

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