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15-01-2013, 07:04 AM
Hi guys
How can I tell if Microsoft dot net is already installed on my system ?

I am trying to install Seatools diagnostics for my hard drives.

It says that I need Micorsoft dot net.

15-01-2013, 07:19 AM
If you've installed all the updates MS offers, then it's there.

On my Win7 look under Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programms and Features, and scroll down to Microsoft, and there it is, MS .Net Framework.

15-01-2013, 08:03 AM
Two notes:

You can have more than one version of the DotNet framework running.

The DotNet application major version number has to match an installed Framework number. In other words, you need DotNet framework version 4, if your application was written using DotNet framework version 4

This is how I usually check the Framework is installed, and running. Launch "Computer Management" by

1) right-clicking "My computer"

2) "Manage"

3) Expand the "Services and application" container

4) Expand the "Services" container

Look for "Microsoft .Net Framework" followed by the version number

should be "started"

15-01-2013, 08:42 AM
You can also look under c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework to see which version(s) you have installed.

15-01-2013, 09:57 AM
The Seatools installer should download and install the correct version of .NET anyway. If it doesn't, it's poorly written.