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Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install)


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.NET Core is a general purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It is cross-platform, supporting Windows, macOS and Linux, and can be used in device, cloud, and embedded/IoT scenarios.

This package is required to run console applications with the .NET Core runtime. The .NET Core Runtime is installed machine-wide, using a native installer.

.NET Core supports Windows 7 SP1 / Server 2008 R2 or later. On Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2, security update KB2533623 must be installed, according to documented system requirements.

The package supports the following parameters (--package-parameters, --params):

  • Quiet - suppress display of native installer progress window (may be needed on Server Core)
  • Skip32Bit - do not install the 32-bit runtime on a 64-bit system

Example: cinst -y --params="Quiet Skip32Bit" dotnetcore-runtime.install

To install Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dotnetcore-runtime.install --pre

To upgrade Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dotnetcore-runtime.install --pre


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    Set-StrictMode -Version 2
    $data = & (Join-Path -Path (Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path) -ChildPath data.ps1)
    function Test-Skip32BitRequested
        return $Env:chocolateyPackageParameters -like '*Skip32Bit*'
    function Test-QuietRequested
        return $Env:chocolateyPackageParameters -like '*Quiet*'
    function Test-OsSupports32Bit
        $getWindowsFeature = Get-Command -Name 'Get-WindowsFeature' -Module 'ServerManager' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
        if ($getWindowsFeature -eq $null) {
            Write-Debug 'Get-WindowsFeature command not found, assuming client/legacy OS and 32-bit support always present'
            return $true
        $wow64 = Get-WindowsFeature -Name 'WoW64-Support' -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
        if ($wow64 -eq $null) {
            Write-Debug 'WoW64-Support feature not found, assuming legacy OS and 32-bit support always present'
            return $true
        Write-Debug "WoW64-Support feature is installed: $($wow64.Installed)"
        return $wow64.Installed
    function Get-PassiveOrQuietArgument
        Param (
            [string] $Scenario = 'installation'
        if (Test-QuietRequested) {
            Write-Verbose "Performing a quiet $Scenario, as requested."
            $passiveOrQuiet = 'quiet'
        } else {
            Write-Verbose "Performing an $Scenario with visible progress window (default)."
            $passiveOrQuiet = 'passive'
        return $passiveOrQuiet
    $shouldInstall32Bit = $false
    if (Get-ProcessorBits -eq 64) {
        if (-not (Test-Skip32BitRequested)) {
            if (Test-OsSupports32Bit) {
                $shouldInstall32Bit = $true
            } else {
                Write-Host 'Installation of 32-bit version will be skipped because the WOW64 subsystem is not installed.'
        } else {
            Write-Host 'Installation of 32-bit version will be skipped, as requested by package parameters.'
    $passiveOrQuiet = Get-PassiveOrQuietArgument -Scenario 'installation'
    $arguments = @{
        packageName = $data.PackageName
        silentArgs = "$($data.AdditionalArgumentsToInstaller) /install /$passiveOrQuiet /norestart /log ""${Env:TEMP}\$($data.PackageName).log"""
        validExitCodes = @(
            0, # success
            3010 # success, restart required
        url = $data.Url
        checksum = $data.Checksum
        checksumType = $data.ChecksumType
    $arguments64 = @{
        url64 = $data.Url64
        checksum64 = $data.Checksum64
        checksumType64 = $data.ChecksumType64
    Set-StrictMode -Off
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @arguments @arguments64
    if ($shouldInstall32Bit) {
        Install-ChocolateyPackage @arguments
  • tools\data.ps1 Show
        PackageName = 'dotnetcore-runtime.install'
        Version = '2.1.0'
        Url = ''
        Checksum = 'CA360086582A2AAA34C739518BB0B0B2C29E1B4A13AC21710339FA2CA9384F04EFEA778EFACF4152BF68067A5F6F57114BDBB2A5C9487BD2ADE9719B15E88E98'
        ChecksumType = 'sha512'
        Url64 = ''
        Checksum64 = '4187CF60F732E872756B883AA8F8E0DBDF129F89A794C4173357D734C00268C563A77153C9F15095C0F9223A2C98B3AD06BEF5D50A8A18799F25DAFA2CC58F46'
        ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'
        AdditionalArgumentsToInstaller = $null

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


.NET Foundation and Contributors


Release Notes


.NET Core Release Notes


Both 64-bit and 32-bit package stores are now installed on 64-bit systems (except for Server systems with the WoW64 subsystem removed).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 3.0.0-preview6-27804-01 190 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 exempted
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 3.0.0-preview5-27626-15 129 Monday, May 6, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 3.0.0-preview4-27615-11 55 Friday, April 19, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 3.0.0-preview3-27503-5 121 Thursday, March 7, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 3.0.0-preview-27324-5 59 Friday, March 1, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 2.2.4 9261 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 2.2.3 8181 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Install) 2.2.2 4025 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 approved
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