Microsoft has released version 6.0.10 of .NET Framework runtime. Along with the runtimes, they have also updated other components that go along with .NET runtimes such as the .NET SDK.
Microsoft Windows has come with .NET framework runtimes pre-installed since Windows 8. But Microsoft keeps releasing updates and patches to the .NET runtimes and its various other components. Yesterday, they released an update once again and now we can finally upgrade .NET framework runtimes to the version 6.0.10. This update is a security release and patched many bugs.
When we install .NET framework 6.0.10 on Windows 10 or Windows 11, it also updates the components of many previous versions such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, .NET Framework 4.5.x, .NET Framework 4.6.x, .NET Framework 4.8.x and .NET 5 components which comes already installed on Windows 11.
Here is how you can upgrade your version of installed .NET to version 6.0.10 on Windows 10 or 11:
- Download .NET 6.0.10 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/6.0. You can download .NET Desktop Runtime and optionally the SDK.
- Launch the installers one at a time and proceed with the installation wizard by clicking on the Install button.
- You will be informed when the installation of .NET 6.0.10 is complete.
After installing Microsoft .NET 6.0.10 or upgrading your .NET to the version 6.0.10, you might want to check the version of .NET installed on your Windows PC. We can check which version of .NET is installed using a small command. Here is how it is done:
- Press Win+R to open the Run dialog. Type cmd.exe in the Run dialog and press Enter.
- In the command prompt window, type the command dotnet –info and press Enter.
- The output will give you the runtimes, SDK and Host versions for .NET installed on Windows.
Apart from these simple methods, we can also look at some of the Windows Registry keys and find out how many versions of .NET frameworks have been installed on your Windows PC.