How To Check Which Version Of .Net Framework Is Installed On Your System

Often times a software's prerequisite demands .Net Framework to be installed and almost always included with the software's installer as part of a bundle but there are times when installation's may not move forward and is hard to pin down if the installer is corrupt or if the OS has encountered an error. This tutorial will show you how to determine which version of .Net Framework you have installed on your system for easier troubleshooting.

    ■Open the “Start Menu” by clicking the “Start Button” in the lower left corner of the screen or by tapping the “Windows” key on your keyboard.

    ■Type regedit.

    ■Run the editor in an elevated command, i.e; Right click and Run as Administrator.

    ■Within Registry Editor on the left hand pane, drop down to the following subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full

    Do note: If your Full subkey isn't present in the drop down menu then you don't have .Net Framework installed on your system.

    ■On the right hand pane, under the title of Release, take note of the Data column.

    ■Compare the number with respect to this chart.

    Cross referencing the above with the chart, we're on Version .NET Framework 4.6.1. If you're version of .Net Framework is dated then you can now go about installing the latest .Net Framework version on your system.

If you encounter any errors during installation it would be a good idea to verify if your OS/installer isn't corrupt in case software's that require .Net Framework aren't responding in spite of the latest .Net Framework revision being onboard.