Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 - Final Released

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4. By using the .NET Framework 4.5 together with the C# or Visual Basic programming languages, you can write Windows Metro style apps. The .NET Framework 4.5 delivers better performance, reliability, and security.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x86 and x64)

Supported Architectures:

  • 32-bit (x86)
  • 64-bit (x64)

Hardware Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 850 MB of available hard disk space (x86)
  • 2 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
  • 350 MB of available hard disk space (language pack)

Download: .NET Framework 4.5 | 980 KB (Freeware)
Download: .NET Framework 4.5 Offline Installer | 48.0 MB
View: Microsoft .NET Framework Website | Release Notes

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If you search a little, there's a nice utility that cleans perfectly all previous versions. I guess it would be nice a good cleaning and a new install of this version ( on Win7 of course ).

So this is like an update to the framework v4? I mean, if you have the v4 installed in your system, would this be a recommended update?

Also, being an "in-place update", installing v4.5 in a system without v4 would provide the v4 framework as well? Kind of like v3.5 providing v3 and v2 or v3 providing v2.

KaoDome said,
So this is like an update to the framework v4? I mean, if you have the v4 installed in your system, would this be a recommended update?

Also, being an "in-place update", installing v4.5 in a system without v4 would provide the v4 framework as well? Kind of like v3.5 providing v3 and v2 or v3 providing v2.

.NET 3.0 and 3.5 is built on top of 2.0 while .NET 4.5 is a replacement for 4.0.

GSDragoon said,
.NET 3.0 and 3.5 is built on top of 2.0 while .NET 4.5 is a replacement for 4.0.

I have the client and extended profiles of the 4.0 framework currently installed, installing this would update both?

KaoDome said,

I have the client and extended profiles of the 4.0 framework currently installed, installing this would update both?


Yes...in fact, .NET 4.5 no longer has a client profile. It's just one framework.