Does installed higher .net Frameworks also install lower version as well?



  • Does installed higher .netFrameworks also install lower version as well?

    If I install 4.6.2 (most current) does it also install 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, etc as well?

    I'm asking this from deployment perspective. I use PDQ and it needs .netFrameworks 4.0 to beable to deploy.



  • .net Frameworks are supposed to be backwards compatible with previous versions. We know that's not always the case, but if something needs .net 4.0 and you have 4.6.2 that should work.

    As is so often the case, the only way to know is to test it.


  • Service Provider

    No, they do not install previous versions.

    But they are grouped into families.

    .Net 2, .Net 3.5, and .Net 4

    Anything in each family should work.

    If you have Windows 10, you have 4, and when you enable .Net 3.5, it also enables .Net 2
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  • Jared is correct, that is how we do it for our computers.


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