HowTo: Check which .NET Framework version is installed

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The following instructions can help you identifying the exact .NET version installed on a specific machine.

 

.NET Framework v. 4.5 or higher:

  1. On the Start menu, choose Run.

  2. In the Open box, enter regedit.exe.

    You must have administrative credentials to run regedit.exe.

  3. In the Registry Editor, open the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full

Note: If the Full subkey is not present, then you do not have a the .NET Framework 4.5 or later installed.

 

Check for a DWORD value named Release. The existence of the Release DWORD indicates that the .NET Framework 4.5 or newer has been installed on that computer.

The value of the Release DWORD indicates which version of the .NET Framework is installed.

 

Value of the Release DWORD

Version

378389

.NET Framework 4.5

378675

.NET Framework 4.5.1 installed with Windows 8.1

378758

.NET Framework 4.5.1 installed on Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Vista SP2

379893

.NET Framework 4.5.2

On Windows 10 systems: 393295
On all other OS versions: 393297
.NET Framework 4.6

 

.NET Framework v. 1 to 4:

 

To find .NET Framework versions by viewing the registry (.NET Framework 1-4)

  1. On the Start menu, choose Run.

  2. In the Open box, enter regedit.exe.

    You must have administrative credentials to run regedit.exe.

  3. In the Registry Editor, open the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP

    The installed versions are listed under the NDP subkey. The version number is stored in the Version entry. For the .NET Framework 4 the Version entry is under the Client or Full subkey (under NDP), or under both subkeys.

Note: The "NET Framework Setup" folder in the registry does not begin with a period.

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