How to check if Dot net Framework is installed



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There are three easy ways to find out the version of .NET Framework installed in your system:

  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Using Registry Editor
  • Using Command Prompt


Using Windows Explorer:

All Microsoft .NET Framework versions are installed in following directory:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework


Using Registry Editor:

We can find the .NET Framework version using Registry Editor:

1. Type regedit in RUN.. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP

3. Under this key, you'll see separate keys for each .NET Framework version installed in our system.


Using Command Prompt:

We can also find the .net framework using command line

1. Open Command Prompt from Start Menu and execute following command:

wmic /namespace:\\root\cimv2 path win32_product where "name like '%%.NET%%'" get version

NOTE: We can copy the above command and paste in the Command Prompt

2. Wait for a few seconds and it'll show a list of all .NET Framework versions installed in our system as shown in following screenshot: