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Windows 7: .NET Framework update, questions

28 Jun 2016   #1
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 
.NET Framework update, questions

I need to update Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 to the latest version. (4.6.1)
(I need .NET for QTTabBar program -- an addon for Windows Explorer)

According to this ITECHTICS webpage, if I run the 4.6 offline installer it will overwrite my current 4.5.2.

Microsoft's own .NET Blog advises to use the Windows Automatic Updates,
- of course they wouldn't silently dump Win10 on me, would they ?

FileHippo are pushing 4.6.1,
I haven't downloaded anything yet and would prefer to do an offline install or update.

My knowledge of .NET is zero so I would appreciate some expert advice. Thank you .


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28 Jun 2016   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Bawldiggle,

You don't have to use Windows Update, the offline installer will work fine. That's how I installed it.
And yes, it will overwrite 4.5.2.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=49982
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28 Jun 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Indeed I always get it from Micro... no need for torrents
4.6.1 though that one is buggy make sure you really really want what ever requires it
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28 Jun 2016   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bawldiggle View Post
if I run the 4.6 offline installer it will overwrite my current 4.5.2.
Yes, it will replace your current install. This isn't a problem as .NET as a great record on backward compatibility, I wouldn't expect any trouble at all with any other program using it, it will simply switch to use the upgraded version.

Basically, all the 4.X versions are just minor updates over the main 4.0 release. Any of those will simply replace the former version and software can use the one it was compiled against, or any latter without trouble. This is a little different with 2.0 and 3.5 though.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bawldiggle View Post
Microsoft's own .NET Blog advises to use the Windows Automatic Updates,
- of course they wouldn't silently dump Win10 on me, would they ?

Of course the will!

Now seriously, you can use any method to get it (Windows Update, Offline installer or web "installer) and it will yield the same result in the end. And I expect the update for it to be clean of any malware Microsoft is delivering though updates recently, so if you're careful, it's a valid and safe way too (be careful if you don't want to get infected by the GWX virus though).

My preferred method is the offline installer. Just download it from the official website and run to install. The reason: it's the only way you can get a backup of the install media, and if you have many computers you can save some bandwidth.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bawldiggle View Post
FileHippo are pushing 4.6.1,
I haven't downloaded anything yet and would prefer to do an offline install or update.
NEVER, EVER download anything from a third party website!
A frequent scam is for websites to offer unofficial mirrors and then infect the downloads they provide with additional installers (toolbars, spyware, antiviruses, adware, anything unrelated with what you want), in addition to providing out of date versions from time to time. There is no reason to ever use it, stick with the official developer websites, not just for this one, but for all software you use.

In the case of the real, "offline" installer, get it from there:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=49982

The stub "web installer" can be downloaded here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/down....aspx?id=49981


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Indeed I always get it from Micro... no need for torrents
4.6.1 though that one is buggy make sure you really really want what ever requires it
Who mentioned torrents? Besides, .NET 4 is around 60MB, hardly worth a torrent (they're an excellent option for larger downloads though).

4.6.1 buggy? Where does that come from? Do you have any references from serious sources?
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28 Jun 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm a serious source

Beside I uninstall Net 4.6.1 and install 4.5.2 the update system works that is my "is buggy" conclusion
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28 Jun 2016   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I'm a serious source

Beside I uninstall Net 4.6.1 and install 4.5.2 the update system works that is my "is buggy" conclusion
I'm coding with 4.6.1 and I've had no issues since it came out. It's certainly not buggy for me.
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28 Jun 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not coding and the only reason I have net 4... is because one program requires it otherwise I'd get rid of Net.
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28 Jun 2016   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Indeed I always get it from Micro... no need for torrents
4.6.1 though that one is buggy make sure you really really want what ever requires it
Who mentioned torrents? Besides, .NET 4 is around 60MB, hardly worth a torrent (they're an excellent option for larger downloads though).
He has no idea what a torrent is, everything that isn't from the source is a torrent to him.
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28 Jun 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have had .Net Framework 4.6.1 since 1/27/2016 on both of my system and have no problems.
I'm not sure what uses it and when but it has caused zero problems.
I personally would not get any Windows 7 update from any place but Microsoft sites.

I have never looked for other sites but their are probable some out their in the world.
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29 Jun 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If internet explorer is not a requirement to get a Micro... product why would anyone suggest file hippo..... to get a product ?
It makes no practical sense

It might be different if someone had to deal with the Micro... catalog to get a product
But in this case one does not.
Call places like this what you want too and I'll do the same
Just because one doesn't need a torrent client doesn't mean it's not.
Call it a download host
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