If a program is made of .NET Framework 4.5 and your Windows doesn’t have it, it won’t run and will show errors. In most cases, running Windows Update should be able to install all including the latest version of .NET Framework for your Windows. However, if it doesn’t install it, here’s how to download .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer for Windows 10 and Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit.
By default, if you visit to the main download page for .NET 4.5, you will instead get the web installer which requires internet access to install. If you want to install it on standalone computers with no internet access, you will have to download the .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer for Windows 7 or Windows 10 64-bit.
Download .NET Framework 4.5 Offline Installer Windows 10
If you are using Windows 10, you should be able to get .NET Framework 4.5 and up to latest version from Windows Update. However, if your programs still ask for .NET 4.5, here’s what you can download and install.
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer was designed for Windows 7, 8 and older. The installer will not work on a Windows 10 system. So, instead of getting 4.5, you should install .NET Framework 4.7 offline installer which also includes .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, and 4.6.2. It’s basically an all-in-one .NET that includes every version ever released in version 4. The offline installer is also compatible for Windows 10. You can download .NET 4.7 from here.
Download .NET Framework 4.5 Offline Installer Windows 7 64-bit
For Windows 7 users, Windows Update should also be able to automatically update and install the latest available .NET Framework for your PC. However, if you can’t run Windows Update or the framework just seems to be missing, here’s how to download .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer for Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit.
You can download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer from here (4.5.2). On the download page, select your language, then click on the Download button.
On the next page, the download should starts automatically shortly. If it doesn’t you can click on the download link that reads Click here to start the download manually. The .NET Framework 4.5 offline installer should weigh around 66MB. Click Save as or Run to run the installer immediately.
After the installation is completed, restart your computer. Then, retry running the problem software again. It should be able to open now.