Work Around for .NET Framework 4.7 or a later update is already installed on this computer

category: [ Visual Studio ] tags: [ dotnet ] [ Visual Studio ]
created: 07 Dec 2017 @ 14:48 modified: 07 Dec 2017 @ 14:48

I see this message most times I format my machines after opening existing projects in Visual Studio and I always forgot how I solve it


You may think well that's simple right, install .net 4.7... the only problem then is you get this message which might be why you came to this post Smile


The reason for this is that you need to install the Dev Pack for .net 4.7. In my case I already installed .net 4.7.1 and so just installed 4.7 didn't work for me. 


Hope this helps someone else and also future me if you reading this you owe me a beer Open-mouthed smile.


Gordon Beeming works at Nologo Studios in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. He is the Lead for the Data and Services Team and has a strong focus on Developer Efficiencies and R&D. When he's not hacking away at a keyboard in Visual Studio he'll generally be relaxing with his family or hitting the black top getting in some mileage. He is a Visual Studio ALM Ranger and Visual Studio ALM MVP.

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