How do I install an earlier version of .NET Framework?

Michelle G 21 Reputation points
2021-07-06T05:02:57.983+00:00

I am running Windows 10 Pro. Tried to open MYOB today and got the following error:

Huxley.Applicaton.exe - this application could not be started.
This application requires one of the following versions of the .NETFramework: .NETFramework,Version=v4.6.2

Then the question is asked 'do you want to install this .NET Framework version now?

I select Yes and download the v4.6.2 only to get the error:

Your installation will not occur.

Details: .NET Framework 4.6.2 or a later update is already installed on this computer.

V4.8 is installed.

What do I need to do to be able to download the earlier version?

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  1. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,666 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-06T09:01:01.847+00:00

    Hi,

    Because the 4.x versions of the .NET Framework are in-place updates, you cannot install an earlier version of the .NET Framework 4.x on a system that already has a later version installed.

    On Windows versions before Windows 8, if you do choose to remove .NET Framework, always use Programs and Features from Control Panel to uninstall it. Never remove a version of .NET Framework manually. On Windows 8 and above, .NET Framework is an operating system component and cannot be independently uninstalled.

    .NET Framework 4.8. is preinstalled on Windows 10 May 2019 Update and later versions. If you would like to use earlier version, you might need to go back to the earlier Windows Version.

    But you can try to install the .NET Framework for developers to see if it helps.
    https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net462
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    For your reference:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/migration-guide/versions-and-dependencies
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/install/guide-for-developers

    Thanks,

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