It is good to install the latest version of .NET framework because some programs might not be compatible with the older versions. But checking the version of .NET already installed on your computer and then downloading the latest version can be a bit tedious. But don’t worry, SmallestDotNet.com will make your work easy.
All you need to do is visit SmallestDotNet from Internet Explorer. If you try visiting the site through another browser, it will suggest you to visit through Internet Explorer. When the page opens up, you will see a message which tells you the version of .NET Framework installed on your computer and then suggests the latest version available for download. You will see an image link saying “ Get .NET”. Clicking on that takes you to the page where you can download the setup that will upgrade your version of .NET. So you won’t need to download the whole pack.
Your system should be set to get updates automatically. Actually the site looks at your browser’s User Agent and figures out what version (if any) of the .NET Framework you have (or don’t have) installed, then calculates the total size if you chose to download the .NET Framework.