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Article ID: 2770446 - Last Review: January 8, 2013 - Revision: 2.0


This update resolves an issue in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Language Packs dated August 16, 2012 on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP2

This issue causes the digital signatures on the files that are produced and signed by Microsoft to expire prematurely.

For more information about the issue, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
Microsoft Security Advisory (2749655) (

More information

Update information

This update only contains the correctly signed versions of the files, and will replace the files in your .NET Framework 4.5 Language Pack installation.

Note This update is not required if you have downloaded and installed the .NET Framework 4.5 Language Pack(s) published on or after October 9, 2012 from the Microsoft Download Center ( , or if your computer is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

How to obtain this update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update (

Microsoft Download Center

If you have to manually update the affected files for the .NET Framework 4.5 Language Pack(s), then reinstall the corresponding .NET Framework 4.5 Language Pack from the Microsoft Download Center ( .


To apply this update, you must have the version of the .NET Framework 4.5 Language Pack published before October 9, 2012 installed on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP2

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update. 

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Applies to
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
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