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.Net 4.5 and Windows Update RRS feed

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  • Is the .Net 4.5 framework included in Windows Update for Windows 7 systems?  Does it ship with new Windows 7 systems?
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 11:24 AM

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  • "Is the .Net 4.5 framework included in Windows Update for Windows 7 systems? "

    Not yet and likely not in the near future. 4.5 is an in-place update to .NET Framework 4.0, which does not ship with Windows 7. If you need it, just download and install (after installing SP1 for Windows 7, if you don't already have it.):

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653 

    "Does it ship with new Windows 7 systems?"

    No, and I don't think it ever will, for the reasons above.


    • Edited by pvdg42 Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by bkstill Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:48 PM
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:22 PM

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  • "Is the .Net 4.5 framework included in Windows Update for Windows 7 systems? "

    Not yet and likely not in the near future. 4.5 is an in-place update to .NET Framework 4.0, which does not ship with Windows 7. If you need it, just download and install (after installing SP1 for Windows 7, if you don't already have it.):

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653 

    "Does it ship with new Windows 7 systems?"

    No, and I don't think it ever will, for the reasons above.


    • Edited by pvdg42 Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by bkstill Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:48 PM
    Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:22 PM
  • @pvdg42 What is your response based on?  Is it just your opinion that it will not be available on Windows Update in the near future?

    Consider an enterprise scenario that uses windows update to push out software to a very large number of machines.  Simply downloading and installing the installer is not a valid solution here.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:25 PM
  • Hello, Ryan.

    Yes, it's my opinion that .NET 4.5 will not appear on Windows Update "in the near future", based on how long after the release of .NET 4.0 it was before 4.0 (client profile only) was put on Windows Update.

    For your enterprise scenario, perhaps the procedure described in this article will help:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee390831.aspx

    • Edited by pvdg42 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:27 PM
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:16 PM
  • Net 4.5 has been put on the auto update list for the Windows Embedded Standard 7 image creation tool.

    It seems to me that 4.5 is considered as an update to 4.0, so I'm not clear that the analogy for how long it took 4.0 to be on Win update is valid.

    Any more comments?

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:09 PM