.NET Framework 4.5.1 SDK

Anyone out there remember the Arsenio Hall Show? One of his trademark gags was where he would think about certain things and would refer to them as “things that make you go hmmm”. Trying to find the download for the .NET Framework 4.5.1 SDK is one of those things.

For some unknown reason, Microsoft decided that a simple standalone download for the .NET 4.5.1 SDK didn’t make sense. Nope, they had to bundle it with the Windows SDK for Windows 8.1. Why this was done I’ll never know, but for anyone looking for it, here’s what you need:

1. Download the Windows SDK for Windows 8.1.

2. Run the installer and you’ll eventually come across this dialog box:

dotnet-framework-451-sdk

3. Uncheck everything but .NET Framework 4.5.1 Software Development Kit and install.

4. Done.

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