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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1


This package skips automatic verification:

Exempted as dependency install requires reboot

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 3/9/2017.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.

To install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dotnet4.6.1

To upgrade Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dotnet4.6.1


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Function IsInstalled {
        $ver = (Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full').Release
        return (!($ver -eq $null) -and ($ver -ge 394254))
    if (IsInstalled) {
        Write-Host "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later is already installed"
    else {
        $packageName = 'DotNet461'
        $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
        $url = '' 
        $packageArgs = @{
        packageName   = $packageName
        unzipLocation = $toolsDir
        fileType      = 'exe' 
        url           = $url
        softwareName  = 'DotNet461'
        checksum      = 'BEAA901E07347D056EFE04E8961D5546C7518FAB9246892178505A7BA631C301'
        checksumType  = 'sha256' 
        silentArgs = "/q /norestart /log ""$env:temp\net461.log"""
        validExitCodes = @(
                0, # success
                3010 # success, restart required
        Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
        if (-Not (IsInstalled)) {
            Write-Host "A restart is required to finalise the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 installation"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 4.6.01055.20161213 26721 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 exempted
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 4.6.01055.001 22514 Friday, June 10, 2016 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 4.6.01055.00 8755 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 approved

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