.NET Framework setup verification tool, cleanup tool and detection sample code now support .NET Framework 4.7

I have posted updated versions of the .NET Framework setup verification tool, the .NET Framework cleanup tool, and the sample code to detect .NET Framework install states that support detecting, verifying, and cleaning up the .NET Framework 4.7. You can find more information about how to download and use these tools at the following locations:

As always, if you run into any issues or have any feedback about these tools or samples, please let me know by posting a comment on one of my blog posts.

Comments (4)

  1. Kajal Biswas says:

    Hi Aaron,

    For the .Net repair tool of version 1.3, I dont see the support for Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 to fix .Net 4.7 issues. Can you please help us here with any options to run the .Net repair tool to fix 4.7 on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.
    The system requirement section of the tool does not mention support for Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.

    1. Hi Kajal Biswas – The repair tool was released before the .NET Framework 4.7 shipped. I’d recommend posting a feature request to support the .NET Framework 4.7 in the repair tool on the .NET Framework setup forum at https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=netfxsetup.

      What kind of issues are you running into that have led you to try using the repair tool for the .NET Framework 4.7? Depending on the issue, I might be able to suggest alternatives in the meantime.

  2. Hi Aaron,

    I am back, asking my regular question. I am looking for 4.7.1 tools. This last .NET FrameWorks are not identifiable any other way, that I know of, than without your verifier. I am part way through deployment and would like to check???

    Best Regards,


    1. Hi Phantom of the Mobile – I have this on my backlog, and I hope to get some time to add 4.7.1 to the verification tool, cleanup tool and sample detection code soon. In the meantime, if you need it, there is a registry value documented in the “Detecting the .NET Framework” section of the doc page at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/deployment/deployment-guide-for-developers that should give you the information you need about .NET Framework 4.7.1 install state.

      Also, out of curiosity, how do you use the verification tool as a part of your deployments?

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