Determine what version of .NET is installed on a PC.
- Author: Dillon Perera
- Published: 05/29/2015
- Applies to: Microsoft Windows
There are a few methods that can be used:
Add or Remove Programs / Programs and Features: You can check if Microsoft .NET x.y is listed as installed.
Check the Harddrive: c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework and Framework64 (if 64bit). In here there will be folders listed for any .NET versions installed.
Windows Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP will show folders for each version between .NET v1 and .NET v4.
For .NET v4.5 and higher look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full. There will be a DWord called "Release" that will hold the version number. You can google this version number to get what it means in english.
Last option is to download a tool to do this, like .NET Version Checker. The following website can be used as one option: http://www.hanselman.com/smallestdotnet/