How to know the version of Net Framework that my Windows 10 PC has?

NET Framework, also known as DOTNET , is a set of libraries that are necessary for various programs to work properly on our Windows operating system. Despite being something of interest, sometimes we can get a little lost when it comes to finding out our version of DOTNET.

How to know the version of NET FRAMEWORK that my Windows 10 PC has?

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  1. What should you know before finding out the Net Framework version of your PC?
    1. Each Windows has a different version of the Net Framework.
  2. How to know the version of the Net Framework that your computer has?
    1. Using the ‘Net version detector’ App
    2. Manually search for necessary keys in the Windows Registry
    3. Search with the REG command
  3. What is the correct way to update the Net Framework to its latest version?

What should you know before finding out the Net Framework version of your PC?

Before moving on to the explanation, it is important that we review an important point that has to do with our version of the Net Framework, since this could clarify several doubts that you may have up to now.

Each Windows has a different version of the Net Framework.

That’s right, if you have upgraded your system to any version of Windows , you should know that it has a different version of the Net Framework . Each version of our operating system will have the latest version of the Net Framework that was available at the time the system was released.

As we mentioned before, the Net Framework is a set of libraries that will be required by several programs to work correctly, but having the latest version does not necessarily mean that all our programs will work correctly with it, so sometimes we want to install versions previous.

How to know the version of the Net Framework that your computer has?

There are different ways to know which version of the Net Framework we have installed, from using an application to executing commands in the Windows CMD . But don’t worry, none of the following ways are complicated , you just have to make sure you follow the steps to the letter.

Using the ‘Net version detector’ App

NET Version Detector is probably the easiest program to use to be able to detect the versions of the Net Framework that we have installed on our computer. Only when opening the program will we be shown a screen in which the versions that are installed on our PC will appear.

A great point in favor of this application is that its installation is far from being complicated , you just have to follow the following steps and in a matter of minutes you will have it installed:

  1. Download the programfrom its official website .
  2. Once downloaded, unzip the .rar file
  3. Open the program by double clicking on the ‘dotnet.exe’ file

As simple as that, as soon as we open the program, we will be shown a column with three colors in which we can see the available versions highlighted in gray and the versions that we have installed highlighted in white.

Manually search for necessary keys in the Windows Registry

In case you don’t want to install any third-party applications just to find out what versions of the Net Framework we have installed then you might like the option to search for them manually.

To be able to do this we will have to dive into the Windows registry to be able to search for the necessary keys and for that we will have to use the REGEDIT option, which will allow us to reach the registry. We will only have to follow the following steps to be able to carry out this process:

  1. Press WIN+R key to open the ‘Run’ window.
  2. Type ‘regedit’ in the search box and hit enter.
  3. You will be asked for administrator permission, so you must press‘Yes’ to continue.
  4. Navigate to the following address: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP

This is by far the most accurate way to check what version we have installed , and we can see it in the panel that is displayed on the right side of the screen, right on the line that says ‘Version’.

Search with the REG command

Making use of the Windows command prompt is one of the fastest and most accurate ways to be able to check the version of the Net Framework that we have installed on our system.

To be able to do it we will only have to press the Windows start key in combination with the R key and then type ‘cmd’ in the search box .

When we are in the command prompt you will only have to write the command ‘REG QUERY /?’ and press the enter key. This will run the command and you will then be presented with a list of instructions on how to get your Windows key details.

What is the correct way to update the Net Framework to its latest version?

Keep in mind that there are two ways to update our Net Framework , the first is manually and the second is automatically.

In order to download the latest version of Net Framework manually, all we have to do is go to the Microsoft website to download the installer . This option may be less convenient, as the installer will be heavier and does not come with the language pack included.

Now to be able to update Net Framework automatically we will only have to keep Windows automatic updates activated . This will make our Net Framework update to the most recent version when we are connected to the Internet, in addition to being a lighter and more complete download.

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