How to Check Which .NET Framework Version is Installed?

Here are the steps to check the .NET framework version installed on your computer.

Check Which .NET Framework Version is Installed

  1. Right-click the Windows icon and then click Run.
  2. Write 'regedit' in the text box and then hit 'Enter' key on the keyboard.
  3. Expand the following key.

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

Registry Editor

Check for a DWORD value named Release in right column. The following table indicates the value of released DWORD and the installed .NET Framework version.

Value of the Released DWORDVersion
378389.NET Framework 4.5
378675.NET Framework 4.5.1 installed with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
378758.NET Framework 4.5.1 installed on Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Vista SP2
379893.NET Framework 4.5.2


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