Should I install .net Framework 4.5.2 on WIndows 7?

I have noticed when checking updates on computers that I work on that the .net Framework 4.5.2 is listed as important but not checked. I don't know much about .net should I install this update?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Sure you can (and should) install it. It works fine on Windows 7. In fact, .NET Framework 4.6 is out and 4.6 works on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 just fine.

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techhelptrainerAuthor Commented:
Thanks I was curious why is it not checked to be installed be default?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 7 is getting old which is probably why, but I had updated to .NET 4.5.2 via Windows Update a while back and then installed 4.6 manually.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@techhelptrainer - Thanks and I was happy to help.
Question was closed before I hit "submit"

My 2 cents:

Unless you run a server, website, or programs like Visual Studio (A comprehensive collection of developer tools and services to help you create apps for the Microsoft platform)
net framework is basically useless, and is an intense resource hog and is pretty much MS bloatware.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
.NET Frameworks is required for a number of applications I run and does not consume excessive resources on my machines.
techhelptrainerAuthor Commented:
Now I am a little confused, how can you tell if a computer has anything installed on it that requires .net. I need to know when I am servicing computers whether to install the update, sounds like a debatable topic.
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