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Article ID: KB139
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Created: November 19, 2012
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How to Check and Update Your Microsoft .Net Framework


This article will teach you how to check which Microsoft .Net Version the Trail Blazer application is running on and how to upgrade your Microsoft .Net Framework.  It’s important to have the latest .Net Framework so you are able to run the latest version of Trail Blazer Software.

Steps to check your .Net Framework Version in TBZ

Launch the Trail Blazer application.

In the extreme upper left corner of the Trail Blazer application tap the [Help] drop-down menu and select About Trail Blazer.

Select the .Net Framework tab.  This will display the current .Net Framework Trail Blazer is using to run on.

You must have at least version 4.0 or later otherwise you will need to upgrade.  Follow this Link to upgrade to Microsoft .Net 4.0.

Steps to Perform Windows Updates

It’s recommended that you regularly check and run windows updates, the steps below will show you how to do this.  (Microsoft .Net is included as part of Windows Updates.)

Tap the (Windows Start) button, type “Update” into the search field and select Windows Update from the list.  Screen shots are taken with Windows 7; it may be slightly different if you use a new or older version of the Windows Operating System i.e. XP or Windows 8.

In the Windows Update window you can choose to download and install necessary updates as well as optional updates.  Allow yourself plenty of time to run these processes and it’s recommended to set your computer to automatically perform updates, otherwise check back and run them often.

Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install windows updates.  You can also check to see which version of Microsoft .Net version you have by navigating to your control panel and looking for Microsoft .net in your list of programs and features.


Download the Latest Microsoft .Net Framework (Currently 4.5): Link

Windows Update Instructions: Link

Video to perform Microsoft Windows Updates: Link


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