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  • Various .NET Frameworks EoS date

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      • #2360887
        AskWoody MVP

        Versions in question for EoS are .NET 4.5.2/ 4.6 and 4.6.1

        Came across an article which informs .NET Frameworks 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1 will reach end of support on April 26, 2022.
        Note: Beyond this date, there will no longer be security updates or technical support for these versions. More info from the MSFT .NET blog – by Jamshed Principal Engineering Manager, .NET

        NOTE for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 users
        You might want to consider moving to .NET framework 4.6.2 or greater soon or prior to the EoS date.
        .NET 4.8 is available via WU to make things easier for Win7/Win8.1 homeusers.
        Yes it’s nigh on a year away but memory fades….

        | Quality over Quantity |
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      • #2360932
        AskWoody Plus

        On Windows 10, and this might work for earlier versions too, you can check what .NET Framework version you have by navigating in the Registtry Editor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP. From there, select the latest version (probably v4), select the Client key, and look for the Version value.

        The are other ways to find your version, but this is probably the quickest way. There’s an excellent article on Windows Central explaining the various ways, but I’m blocked from posting it again.

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        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you very much for letting us know! I have NET 4.6.1 for my Win7 pro, but installing .NET 4.6.2 won’t have me searching out newer quality rollups and v2’s I think as the KB files are conveniently .NET 4.6 – 4.7.2 (.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 ) – Ndp 47?
        As I find Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 (Offline Installer) Published: 7/20/2016

        Regarding .NET 4.8 for win7 or win 8.1 (Last Modified: 1/9/2020), will i need to seek out various .NET Quality Rollups with version 2’s (v2)?
        Can I rely on Windows Update to come up with missed .NET 4.8 updates + v2 files for Win 8.1? I have previously hidden .NET 4.8 downloads.
        Thanks very much πŸ™‚

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