Windows 7 and .NET 4 CLR


   Does the WIndows 7 by default have .NET CLR 4? In the below, it says if it doesnt then you can install it. Other sites say it doesnt come by default. Do regular windows patching automatically bring up the CLR versions for that specific of windows on the machine?

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To see if it is installed (it is not by default), look here for the version (if installed):

To install it, look here:

Select the version you want and download it.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
It is not installed or on the installation media of Windows 7 and will not be installed as part of a security patch update. It CAN be installed via windows update IF you have selected for windows and other products from Microsoft Update AND the user selected the optional update

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David is spot on.  Windows 7 does include .NET 3.5.1 as a feature of the operating system but not .NET 4.0.  This means that you would have to download and install it separately.

Hmmm... thought I said it wasn't installed by default...
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
@flubster:Hmmm... thought I said it wasn't installed by default...
it can be installed via windows update if the user accepts optional items, which could be interpreted as by default.
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