Its time to say goodbye to Microsoft .NET Framework versions 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • .Net Framework users need to hear what Microsoft had to say recently about some of the software's versions.
  • 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1 will reach their end of support as of this month, April 2022, more exactly on the 16th.
  • The Redmond tech giant strongly recommends for users to upgrade to one of the newer, supported versions.
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We know how hard it is to say goodbye to things you like but, sometimes, we just have to let nature run its course and make our peace with it.

Don’t get the wrong idea, we’re not talking about some endangered species, only about a Microsoft product that many have grown accustomed to.

Windows users that have installed the Microsoft .NET versions 4.5.2, 4.6, or 4.6.1 will have to make their peace and install newer versions of the Tech giant’s framework.

Why, you ask? Well, because all of the above-mentioned versions are about to reach the end of support and will no longer receive updates.

.NET Framework versions 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1 reach E.O.S.

Yes, you’ve heard correctly, all three frameworks will run out of support on April 26, 2022 according to the Redmond-based tech giant itself.

That being said, it automatically means that the products won’t receive any type of security fixes or technical assistance after the end of the support date is reached.

Most people don’t even have to concern themselves with that, as a lot of home devices are kept up to date via Windows Update.

However, note that devices that are not updated automatically will surely require manual updating to move from one of the unsupported versions to a supported version.

System administrators may update the installed Microsoft .NET Framework version to a newer version, at least Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 before April to continue receiving support and security updates.

You should also know that .NET framework 4.6.2 and newer follow the lifecycle policy of the operating system and they will run out of support when the OS meets the same fate.

These three .NET versions that are about to reach the end of support this month (April 2022) were impacted by Microsoft’s decision to retire SHA-1 across company products.

Thus, if you are running one of the frameworks listed that will run out of support you may want to consider upgrading it to keep the framework supported on your devices.

Have you already upgraded to a newer version? Let us know in the comments section below.

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