Computer Tip: Install .net Framework 4.5 instead of 4.0

In case you are wondering, if you decide to build a Windows system with .net Framework 4.0 you might as well install .net Framework 4.5 instead.

.net Framework 4.5 incorporates all of .net Framework 4 plus updates that shipped before .net Framework 4.5 was released. In essence .net Framework 4.5 is backwards compatible with .net Framework 4.0 and you will not double up on the number of updates needed [i.e. install updates for .net Framework 4.0 and .net Framework 4.5].

At this time, do not expect any type of service pack for .net Framework 3.5.1. So the mounds of updates will continue.

[Ever notice that some of the updates are almost as large as the original installation of .net Framework 3.5.1?]

Note: As .net Framework 4.5 was released after Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 went into extended support, there is no .net Framework 4.5 version for them. You can only install .net Framework 4.0.

If you need to know the version of .net Framework, run [in one line]:

reg query “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Net Framework Setup\NDP\v4” /s


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