Microsoft had recently released the official version of .NET Framework 4.5 along with the RTM version of Windows 8 to the manufacturers and the subscribers of TechNet and MSDN. Fortunately, Windows 8 Enterprise was also made available to the public with a free license of 90 days or 3 months, which will give you an initial taste of using the ultimate version of Windows 8 on your PC but keep in mind that you cannot upgrade your PC to the final release of Windows 8 later on if you are having the Enterprise edition of this latest OS from Microsoft installed on your computer. So, it is just a free trial for those who can’t wait till the official release of Windows 8 to the public on 26th October 2012 and wants to have a taste of using this OS right away. Although, .NET Framework 4.5 comes up pre-installed with Windows 8, even along with the developer preview and consumer preview of the operating system, but if you are an user of Windows 7 or Vista, then you will certainly want to install it on your PC so that you can run the latest software or games on your computer without any hassle.
In case, if you don’t know what .NET Framework really is, then let me tell you that it is one of the most essential components of Windows OS, which allows your PC to run any kind of applications which requires you to have it installed on your computer. It is a common constitute of many applications, so such kind of apps requires it to be able to run properly, and to be frank, it is nowadays required by most of the software, games and different other apps. It is also required by developers to build up apps that will be totally compatible with most of the Windows operating systems.
Since, .NET Framework 4.5 has now officially been released and has been made available for download from the official website of Microsoft, I think this latest version of .NET Framework will soon be required by most of the latest applications to be functional on your computer. So, I will recommend you to download this latest version of .NET Framework and install it right away on your PC if you are having any previous version of Windows OS installed excluding Windows 8. You may download the offline / standalone installer or the setup file of .NET Framework 4.5 from the official download link provided at the end of this post, but before that, I suggest you to check out its requirements which are mentioned below :
Software or OS Requirements
- Windows Vista SP2 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows 7 SP1 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2012 (32 & 64-bit)
- 1 GHz of Minimum Processor Speed
- At least 512 MB of RAM.
- 850 MB and 2 GB of available hard disk space for 32-bit and 64-bit systems respectively.
- 350 MB of available hard disk space for the installation of Language Packs.
Now, it’s time to download it. You can grab its offline or standalone installer for both x64 and x86 systems via the universal link provided below :