The.NET framework is Microsoft’s software development environment. You use it to build applications such as web sites, desktop apps, mobile apps, and cloud services. A lot of people use the.NET framework.
You can download the latest version of the.NET framework here.
If you are running Windows 10, you already have the latest version installed. If you are running Windows 8 or earlier versions, you must upgrade to the latest version.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. In the left pane, select Turn Windows features on or off.
2. Select Internet Information Services (IIS).
The.NET Framework 4.6.1 is now out. If you are running an older version of the.NET Framework, you might want to consider upgrading it to the latest version. You can do this easily by following the instructions given here.
If you are already running the latest version of the.NET framework, you don’t need to worry about downgrading it. However, if you are still running an earlier version of the.NET Framwork, you can use the following procedure to upgrade your.NET Framework to the latest version.
To make changes to the.NET Framework, we recommend that you perform this operation while logged into Windows as an administrator. This ensures that you have full access to the system resources needed to complete the process.
Step 1 – Download and install the.NET Framework 4.7.2 installer.
You can download the.NET Framework 4 7 2 installer from Microsoft’s web site. For information about how to download and run the installer, see Installing the.NET Framework 4.7 (x86).
Note: When installing the.NET Framework 4, you must select the “Custom Installation” option during installation.
After you’ve installed the.NET Framework 4 installer, you’ll find the files in the folder %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v10.0A\bin\NETFX 4.7.2 Tools\.
If you’re working on a.NET Core application and you want to use NuGet v2.x, you might run into issues where you cannot upgrade some dependencies because they require a newer version of the.NET Framework. This article explains how to downgrade the.NET Framework version for a single project.
There are several ways to downgrade.Net Framework version. You can use the command prompt, Windows Update, or manually download and install older versions of.NET Framework.
This method works even if you’ve already upgraded to a newer version. If you want to downgrade.Net Framework 4.7.2, follow these steps:
1. Open the Command Prompt window. To do this, press Win+R keys together, type cmd into the Run dialog box, and then press Enter.
2. Type net stop mscorwks, and then press Enter twice.
3. Type net start mscorwks /?, and then press Enter. A list of options appears. Choose one of the following options:
• /? : Displays help information about the command.
• /restart : Restarts the computer.
Tim Wiley was a tech writer for seven years at Recode. In that time, he covered everything from basic browser.js and URL parameters to XHRs, performance, malware, security, enterprise apps, social media, and Windows secrets. He also written about how to hack Signal in 2016 and how to resist, or possibly even conquer, the zero-day threat.