.NET 7.0.4 has been released by Microsoft as part of the March 2023 update. However, Microsoft is still updating .NET 6 as well. .NET 6.0.15 is a non-security update that makes improvements on some .NET repositories and a few libraries.
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 6.0.15 before proceeding to see how to install them.
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What’s New in .NET 6.0.15
There are new improvements and fixes in .NET 6.0.15 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:
- [Updated repositories]
- [Additional fixes]
Download .NET 6.0.15
Use the direct download links below to download the .NET 6.0.15 Runtime, SDKs, and ASP.NET Core Runtime matching your operating system and architecture:
ASP.NET Core Runtime
More download and install options here.
Install .NET 6.0.15
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.
Execute the downloaded installation package and click Install.
Run the installation package by double-clicking it (in the case of macOS and Windows), and then clicking Install on the installation wizard.
Close the wizard once the installation is complete.
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
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:
Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in “appwiz.cpl” in the Run Command box.
Right-click the .NET component that you want to remove, then click Uninstall from the context menu.
The uninstallation wizard will now launch.
Click Uninstall again.
When removed, click Close.
If you want the Long Term Support (LTS) version for .NET, then you should stick with .NET 6.0.15. However, if LTS is not your concern, then you may want to switch to .NET 7.0.4, which is a later release with improvements, or even .NET 8 Preview.
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 Version||Release Date||Significant Improvements||Announcement|
|6.0.22||12-Sep-23||-Addresses important security advisories|
-Updates to repos and other components
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.22|
|6.0.21||8-Aug-23||-Addresses important security advisories|
-Updates to repos and other components
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.21|
|6.0.19||22-Jun-23||– Addresses an issue with X.509 Certificates import||Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.19|
|6.0.18||13-Jun-23||– Several critical security advisories|
– Updates to repos and other components
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.18|
|6.0.16||11-Apr-23||– Includes security advisory|
– Updates to repos
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.16|
|6.0.15||14-Mar-23||– Non-security update with repository and library updates only||Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.15|
|6.0.14||14-Feb-23||-Addresses a .NET Remote Code Execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-21808)|
-Some repositories have been updated
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.14|
|6.0.13||10-Jan-23||-Addresses a .NET Denial of Service vulnerability (CVE-2023-21538)|
-Repository updates and other fixes
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.13|
|6.0.11||8-Nov-22||-Improvements to ASP .NET Core, SDK, and Runtime||Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.11|
|6.0.10||11-Oct-22||-Security advisory for developers|
-Improvements to CoreFX, ASP .NET Core, Runtime, and Templating
|Microsoft announces .NET 6.0.10|