This article describes an update about the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
About the .NET Framework 4.6 RC
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, the .NET Framework 4.5, the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and the .NET Framework 4.5.2.
Wherever possible, Microsoft recommends you use the Web Installer instead of the Offline Package for optimal efficiency and bandwidth requirements. The offline package can be used in situations where the web installer cannot be used because of a lack of Internet connectivity.
When you install this package, you can see following packages or updates installed as per operating system:
On Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1/ Windows Server 2008 SP2 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, the Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6 RC is as an installed product under Programs and Features in Control Panel.
On Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012, it is as Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3033094) under Installed Updates in Control Panel.
On Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2, it is as Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3033095) under Installed Updates in Control Panel.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the .NET Framework 4.6 (Offline Installer) package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.
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For more information about the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC, see What’s new in the .NET Framework 4.6 RC.
This version of the .NET Framework runs side-by-side with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and earlier versions, but performs an in-place update for the .NET Framework 4, the .NET Framework 4.5, the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and the .NET Framework 4.5.2.
Command-line switches for this update
For more information about the various command-line options that are supported by this update, see the "Command-Line options" section on the MSDN website the .NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers.
You may have to restart the computer after you install this update. We recommend that you close all applications that are using the .NET Framework before you install this update.
The .NET Framework 4.6 RC (Offline Installer) supports the following operating systems:
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2