What version(s) of the .NET Framework are installed on my PC?

If you aren’t sure which version(s) of the Microsoft .NET Framework are loaded on your PC, it can be a daunting task to find the desired info if you don’t know where to look. Here are a couple of simple ways to check.

Method 1

Go to Programs and Features (Vista) or Add or Remove Programs (XP) in your Control Panel. Scroll down the list of installed applications until you find Microsoft .NET Framework the version will be listed next to the name.

Method 2

You can also use the command line to check the version by using the Windows Instrumentation command-line interface (WMIC). By using the Product command, you can easily pull up which version of the .NET Framework is installed. Simply open a command prompt and execute the following command:
wmic product where "name like 'Microsoft .NET Framework%'" get name,version

It will display something like this:


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9 Responses to “What version(s) of the .NET Framework are installed on my PC?”

  1. March 01, 2009 at 8:47 pm, Vlad said:

    thank you:)


  2. June 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm, Asdf said:

    it shows to me as follows

    Node – comp5
    Code = 0×80041010
    Description = Invalid class
    Facility = WMI


  3. January 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm, Ulzzang said:

    No intance(s) available


  4. September 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm, yashodhan kale said:

    ” alias not found”–error now wht to do?


    • October 29, 2012 at 11:08 am, denis said:

      > first start up wmic. then write product where “name like ‘Microsoft .NET Framework%’” get name,version.
      It should work


  5. February 02, 2012 at 1:56 am, hovik said:

    It didnt work & showed me as follows:

    Node – comcom
    Code = 0×80041001
    Description = Gener
    Facility = WMI


  6. February 19, 2012 at 8:26 am, irfan said:

    Thanks its really useful


  7. August 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm, Faisal said:



  8. October 31, 2012 at 9:35 am, boychev said:

    very helpful, exactly what I was looking for!


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