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Can multiple versions of the .NET framework be installed at once on a single PC?

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TitleCan multiple versions of the .NET framework be installed at once on a single PC?
URL NameP140431
Article Number000143763
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: Windows
Question/Problem Description
Can multiple versions of the .NET framework be installed at once on a single PC?
What happens if two different applications install different versions of the Microsoft .NET framework on a single computer?
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Microsoft designed the .NET Framework so that multiple versions of the framework can be installed and used at the same time.  This means that there will be no conflict if multiple applications install different versions of the .NET framework on a single computer.

Go to the Microsoft site:

Download the .NET Framework required.
Install the .NET Framework required.

Be aware (tested on 4/18/2019) that newer versions of the .Net installer may detect that a higher level version of .Net is already installed and prevent installation of an older version of .Net.
The only way to workaround this would be to remove newer versions of .Net, install the older version, then install the newer version.
Last Modified Date5/9/2019 12:57 PM
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