Recently we posted a topic containing official download links for all Microsoft .NET Frameworkversions:

What is Microsoft .NET Framework? Download Links for All Versions Inside

One reader asked us how to determine which version of .NET Framework is installed in our system? So today in this topic, we’ll tell you the procedure to find out installed version of .NET Framework in your Windows.

There are 2 easy way to find out the version of .NET Framework installed in your system:

  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Using Registry Editor

Method 1: Using Windows Explorer

All Microsoft .NET Framework versions are installed in following directory:


Where "%windir%" represents "Windows" directory present in the system drive where Windows is installed in your system e.g. C:Windows.

So just type the above mentioned path in RUN dialog box or in Windows Explorer addressbar and press Enter. It’ll open the directory as shown in following screenshot:

Here in this folder, you can find out which versions are installed.

Method 2: Using Registry Editor

You can also find out .NET Framework version using Registry Editor:

1. Type regedit in RUN or startmenu search box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to:


3. Under this key, you’ll see separate keys for each .NET Framework version installed in your system.


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