Some software such as desktop applications, games and web services are built using .NET technologies of different versions. If you run a software built with .NET 4.7.2, your Windows will need to have the .NET Framework 4.7.2 in order to run the program. Here’s how to download .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit.
What is .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer?
Normally when you search on Microsoft site for .NET Framework 4.7.2, you will instead get the web installer. A web installer is a small piece of setup file that don’t actually contain the actual installation files for the framework. It will only start to download the necessary files when you run the installer, making it impossible to use the web installer on computers with no internet access. Thus, downloading .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer is always the better choice.
Though Microsoft usually recommends using the web installer, not everyone likes web installers when installing software due to several reasons such as slow download speed during the installation. Besides, it would also be much more convenience to use an offline installer when you need to install the software on multiple computers. You can use the .NET Framework offline installer for Windows 10 on any computer with or without internet connections.
.NET Framework 4.7.2 is backward compatible. It means that by installing the standalone offline package, you will also get .NET Framework 4, , 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, and 4.6.2 all at once.
Download .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit
Normally, by running Windows Update, you should be able to get the .NET Framework 4.7.2 for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit automatically. However, in some cases, it would fail to detect the missing Framework in your computer, thus not installing it for your PC.
If that’s the case or you don’t even have internet access to run Windows Update in the first place, you will have to manually download .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit and install it on your computer.
You can download .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit from here. This page will always be updated with the latest .NET Framework 4.7.2. As for now on the date this post was written, the latest version is .NET 4.7.2. If you need a direct download link for .NET Framework 4.7.2 for Windows 10, download it here (English).
When you are on the download page, select your language and then click on the Download button. The download should then start shortly.
Click Run to run the setup immediately or Save as to save the setup locally onto your HDD. You can then copy the offline installer to an external drive such as a USB flash drive and to use it on other computers.
After the installation is completed, restart your computer and try to run the problem software again. It should work now.
If you see the following screen, it means that you already have the latest .NET Framework 4.7.2 and thus the installer will not proceed. Therefore, your original problem could be due to something else.
The .NET Framework 4.7 download also works for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2016 and 2012. If you are to install it on these mentioned versions of Windows, you will need to have a DLL file named D3DCompiler_47.dll for .NET 4.7 features to work (search the DLL file on our site).
Anyway, if you have internet connection, the best way to download .NET Framework 4.7.2 for Windows 10 64-bit is to run Windows Update. Downloading it this way will ensure that you get the latest available version of .NET Framework for your Windows 10 PC. Let us know in the comment section below if you have a different issue with .NET software.