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Windows 7: Safe to upgrade .net framework?

13 Jan 2018   #1
metroid79

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 // Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Safe to upgrade .net framework?

On Win 7 Pro

Background (before question)
Having a software error pertaining to .net framework. (Vegas Pro 15 video edit software). I found a forum post saying to upgrade .net framework to fix the error

Question:
My question is, if I have .net 4.5.2, is it safe to upgrade to 4.7.1? My biggest worry is if this will negatively affect any of my older programs such as Adobe CS6. Or if any other possible issues might arise?

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Jan 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Metroid,

Can see why your concerned, expensive bit of kit

BEFORE you make any changes create an IMAGE
most here use Macrium free.

If thats the version of Netframework your running, it is out of date
Program like this will perform a system check and if a newer version is required on install it WILL tell you.


Now back to your question,
have a read of this
.NET Framework Versions and Dependencies | Microsoft Docs
Im not technically minded in regard to the interdependancies between between NFW and Vegas etc

NFW is backward compatible so in theory you shoud not have a problem
So install the current version.
Note Vegas etc may have applied updates as well, possibly why your getting the error message as they require you to install a later version of something, this could include visual basics C++
(assume you have MS updates turned off - as a check select the LET ME CHOSE see whats there)

For your piece of mind Vegas/Adobe etc will likely have thier own support forums have a quick look at them search for netframework issues.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2018   #3
metroid79

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 // Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Metroid,

Can see why your concerned, expensive bit of kit

BEFORE you make any changes create an IMAGE
most here use Macrium free.

If thats the version of Netframework your running, it is out of date
Program like this will perform a system check and if a newer version is required on install it WILL tell you.


Now back to your question,
have a read of this
.NET Framework Versions and Dependencies | Microsoft Docs
Im not technically minded in regard to the interdependancies between between NFW and Vegas etc

NFW is backward compatible so in theory you shoud not have a problem
So install the current version.
Note Vegas etc may have applied updates as well, possibly why your getting the error message as they require you to install a later version of something, this could include visual basics C++
(assume you have MS updates turned off - as a check select the LET ME CHOSE see whats there)

For your piece of mind Vegas/Adobe etc will likely have thier own support forums have a quick look at them search for netframework issues.

Roy
Thank you, Roy, this was very helpful. I feel I have a better understanding now of the risks (seems not many). I will make sure to create an up to date system image before doing anything.
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