Download .NET 6.0.16 LTS (Offline Installers)

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.NET 7.0.5 has been released by Microsoft as part of the April 2023 update. However, Microsoft is still updating .NET 6 as well. .NET 6.0.16 is a security update that makes improvements on some .NET repositories and a few libraries, and also addresses a security vulnerability.

You can update your .NET version using the direct download links given below. Installing the latest version of .NET will automatically replace the older, stable version. However, if you have a preview version installed as well, no changes will be made to it.

Let us briefly discuss the new features in .NET 6.0.16 before proceeding to see how to install them.

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What’s New in .NET 6.0.16

There are new improvements and fixes in .NET 6.0.16 over its predecessor. Microsoft has mainly focused on the following areas with this release. To read more about the different improvements, click on the links to be redirected to the original Microsoft announcement:

Download .NET 6.0.16

Use the direct download links below to download the .NET 6.0.16 Runtime, SDKs, and ASP.NET Core Runtime matching your operating system and architecture:

Runtime

Download .NET 6.0.16 Desktop Runtime for Windows x64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Desktop Runtime for Windows x86

Download .NET 6.0.16 Desktop Runtime for Windows ARM64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime for macOS x64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime for macOS ARM64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux ARM32

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux ARM64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux ARM32 Alpine

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux ARM64 Alpine

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux x64

Download .NET 6.0.16 Runtime Binaries for Linux x64 Alpine

SDK

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 for Windows x64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 for Windows x86

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 for Windows ARM64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 for macOS x64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 for macOS ARM64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux ARM32

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux ARM64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux ARM32 Alpine

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux ARM64 Alpine

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux x64

Download .NET SDK 6.0.408 Binaries for Linux x64 Alpine

ASP.NET Core Runtime

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Hosting Bundle for Windows

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 for Windows x64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 for Windows x86

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Windows ARM64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for macOS x64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for macOS ARM64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux ARM32

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux ARM64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux ARM32 Alpine

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux ARM64 Alpine

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux x64

Download ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.16 Binaries for Linux x64 Alpine

More download and install options here.

Install .NET 6.0.16

You can begin by downloading the right .NET version for you from the links above and then running it to begin the installation process. Here is how:

Once you have installed the newer .NET version, all your applications will run using the new build as the previous version will be replaced.

  1. Execute the downloaded installation package and click Install.

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    Install .NET 6.0.16

    Run the installation package by double-clicking it (in the case of macOS and Windows), and then clicking Install on the installation wizard.

  2. Close the wizard once the installation is complete.

    Close the installation wizard
    Close the installation wizard

    The installation will now begin. It does not take much time nor does it require a restart. Click Close once it has been installed successfully.

You have now installed the .NET. You may check which .NET version is running by typing in the following command in Command Prompt:

wmic product get description | findstr /C:.NET
Find the installed NET version
Find the installed .NET version

How to Remove/Uninstall .NET

If you wish to remove a .NET version from your computer, you can simply uninstall it like any other regular application. Here are the steps to following:

  1. Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in “appwiz.cpl” in the Run Command box.

    appwiz
    Open Programs & Features applet
  2. Right-click the .NET component that you want to remove, then click Uninstall from the context menu.

    Uninstall NET 6016
    Uninstall .NET 6.0.16

    The uninstallation wizard will now launch.

  3. Click Uninstall again.

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    Uninstall .NET 6.0.16 from wizard
  4. When removed, click Close.

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    Close the uninstallation wizard

Conclusion

If you want the Long Term Support (LTS) version for .NET, then you should stick with .NET 6.0.16. However, if LTS is not your concern, then you may want to switch to .NET 7.0.5, which is a later release with improvements, or even .NET 8 Preview 3.

That being said, .NET 6 is the safer choice for users who want more stability and do not want or need to upgrade their versions too quickly.

.NET 6 Release History

Complete VersionRelease DateSignificant ImprovementsAnnouncement
6.0.2812-Mar-24Addresses Denial of Service vulnerabilities and updates .NET repositoriesMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.28
6.0.2713-Feb-24Addresses security vulnerabilities and updates .NET repositoriesMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.27
6.0.269-Jan-24Addresses security vulnerabilities and updates .NET repositoriesMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.26
6.0.2514-Nov-23Fixes elevation of privilege and security feature bypass vulnerabilities, includes updates to repos and other componentsMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.25
6.0.2424-Oct-23– Addresses the security fixes that were missing in the last updateMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.24
6.0.2310-Oct-23-Addresses important security advisories
-Updates to repos and other components
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.23
6.0.2212-Sep-23-Addresses important security advisories
-Updates to repos and other components
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.22
6.0.218-Aug-23-Addresses important security advisories
-Updates to repos and other components
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.21
6.0.1922-Jun-23– Addresses an issue with X.509 Certificates import Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.19
6.0.1813-Jun-23– Several critical security advisories
– Updates to repos and other components
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.18
6.0.1611-Apr-23– Includes security advisory
– Updates to repos
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.16
6.0.1514-Mar-23– Non-security update with repository and library updates onlyMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.15
6.0.1414-Feb-23-Addresses a .NET Remote Code Execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-21808)
-Some repositories have been updated
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.14
6.0.1310-Jan-23-Addresses a .NET Denial of Service vulnerability (CVE-2023-21538)
-Repository updates and other fixes
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.13
6.0.118-Nov-22-Improvements to ASP .NET Core, SDK, and RuntimeMicrosoft announces .NET 6.0.11
6.0.1011-Oct-22-Security advisory for developers
-Improvements to CoreFX, ASP .NET Core, Runtime, and Templating
Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.10
.NET 6 version history
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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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