From Windows 8, Microsoft started installing .NET framework by default. Previously we wrote an article about .NET framework offline installer for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Recently we got few emails and comments asking us to provide the .NET framework offline installer for Windows 10 as well. So, here we’ll show you how to download .NET framework 4.6.1 offline installer for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems.
If you don’t know what actually is .NET framework, It is a programming infrastructure created by Microsoft to support software’s which are developed using .NET programming language. Since all the Windows applications are developed on .NET, your system needs the latest version of .NET framework for the smooth running of all kinds of software’s.
As said earlier, Windows 10 operating system by default comes with the latest version of .NET framework. For some reasons, if you uninstalled the .NET framework or getting any Windows errors, you definitely need the latest .NET framework
Download .NET Framework 4.6.1 offline Installer for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7
Microsoft recommends installing .NET framework using web installer. But web installer is not suitable for every user. It is nothing but a small file of size less than 1 MB which again downloads the original content. The major drawback of web installer is you need stable internet connection during the installation process. Also, web installer makes no sense if you share the .NET framework with someone since it needs the internet connection again while installing the .NET framework.
The one advantage for web installers over offline installers is you’ll get the latest version of .NET framework even if you try to install it after a year since it downloads the content freshly again
So web installer is not the perfect solution if you have a slow internet connection or if you want to install the .NET framework for multiple Windows systems. If you are running a corporate office or an internet cafe, it is highly suggested to go with offline installer since you may need to install the .NET framework on many devices running on Windows.
To overcome all these problems, you can go and download .NET framework 4.6.1 offline installer for Windows 10. It would be around 65 MB in size and internet connection is required only while downloading the .NET framework. You can try these download managers for chrome if you feel your internet connection is too slow.
The advantage of offline installers is you’re saving your time and internet bandwidth. Sounds great right? Let’s go and download .NET framework 4.6.1 offline installer for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
This .NET framework 4.6.1 offline installer works on following versions:
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Windows 10 Home 32-bit
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Windows 10 Pro 32-bit
- Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
- Windows 10 Enterprise 32-bit
- Windows 10 Education 64-bit
- Windows 10 Education 32-bit
- Windows 10 Mobile 64-bit
- Windows 10 Mobile 32-bit
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise 64-bit
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise 32-bit
- Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Windows 8.1 32-bit
- Windows 8 64-bit
- Windows 8 32-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Windows 7 32-bit
You can download .NET framework offline installer from the link below
File name: NDP461-KB3102436-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe
Date published: 11/17/2015
File size: 64.5 MB
In case if you’re looking for .NET framework 4.6.1 web installer, download it from below link
File name: NDP461-KB3102438-Web.exe
Date published: 11/17/2015
File size: 1.4 MB
Once the download is completed, open the .exe file by double-clicking it and follow the onscreen instructions. That’s it, you have successfully downloaded and installed the .NET framework 4.6.1 on your Windows 10 machine.
Below are the system requirements to install .NET framework 4.6.1 on Windows 10 or any other Windows operating system.
System Requirements to Install/Download .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7
- Minimum 1 GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM or higher
- 2.5 GB or more free hard disk space
- Windows 1o/8/8.1/7 operating system
Hope this article on how to download .NET framework 4.6.1 offline installer for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 works for you. If you find any issues with this guide, let us know from the comments section below.