.NET framework requires by many of the application, the application which requires .NET framework will check first whether you have appropriate .NET version installed if not it will prompt you to download and install it first and then continue the setup.
The problem here is Microsoft website does not offer full download all together they provide only the download initiator which is hardly in MB's, and this download initiator starts downloading the complete Full .NET framework in temporary file.
Thier are different .NET Framework versions available for download, .NET Framework v3.5, v4.
Download link for full setup of .NET Framework version 3.0 32Bit.
Download link for full setup of .NET Framework version 3.5 32Bit.
Download link for full setup of .NET Framework version 3.5 64Bit.
Download link for full setup of .NET Framework version 4 32Bit and 64Bit.
The above mentioned download links are from Microsoft, we do not host software setups.
These installer are called as either Full Installer or Standalone installer. I call it complete Microsoft installer \ setup.
4.5.40805 is the latest .NET Framework version, released on 2012-02-29.
Common Questions and Answers on .NET Framework:
What is .NET Framework? In generic term, it is a software build by Microsoft to make application.
Why I need it .NET Framework ? You require .NET Framework when somebody has used .NET Framework to build an application, so you will also require it to run the program.
What version of .NET Framework do I have? Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Program and see listed Microsoft .NET Framework version, it could be 2.0 Service Pack 2 or 3.5 SP1 etc.
If you need further help then please refer: How to determine which versions and service pack levels of the Microsoft .NET Framework are installed
Complete list of Microsoft .NET Framework Versions:
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (x86)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
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