How to Install .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows 7, 8, 2008, or 2012 VPS

You may find that software you are installing requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or 4.6. If these are not pre-installed on your Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012 system, they are easy to install by using the links below.

  • To download .NET Framework 4.5 for Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7:¬†Microsoft Download Link
    • .NET 4.5 is pre-installed¬†in Server 2012 and Windows 8.
  • To download .NET Framework 4.6 for Windows 8, Server 2012 R2, and all earlier systems: Microsoft Download Link
    • .NET 4.6 is pre-installed in Windows 10 and Server 2016.


Simply use the appropriate link to download the installation package to your Windows server or Windows VPS. The installation should run without any other dependencies.

If you require any help with installation on your Windows VPS, please contact us!

This guide applies to:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8 & 8.1
  • Windows 7
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