Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 10 version 1607, Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows Server 2016

Applies to: Windows 10 Enterprise version 1607Windows 10 Enterprise version 1703Windows Server 2016


This article describes an update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 10, version 1607; Windows 10, version 1703 (Catalog download only), and Windows Server 2016 (Catalog download only).

Please note: .NET Framework 4.8has been refreshed with thelatest servicing updates as of January 14th, 2020. Apart from theservicing fixes, there is no change in the .NET Framework 4.8 product from theAugust 13th, 2019 Windows update. If you have already downloaded andinstalled the update from August, you do not need to install this updateotherwise please install this update to receive the latest product bits.

About Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is a highly compatible and in-place update to .NET Framework 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2. However, it can run side-by-side with .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and earlier versions of .NET Framework.

When you install this package, it is listed as Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486129) under the Installed Updates item in Control Panel.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is available on Windows Update (WU) and on Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). It will be offered as a recommended update on Windows Update.

A recommended update may be installed automatically on all supported platforms based on your computer settings on Windows Update.

Download information

The following files are available for download from the .NET Download Site:

Download .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer package now

For information about .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer, see Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer for Windows.

For information about how to download Microsoft support files, see How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.

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Known issues

For the known issues in .NET Framework 4.8 see .NET Framework 4.8 Known Issues.

Command-line switches for this update

For more information about the various command-line options that are supported by this update, see the “Command-Line options” section in .NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update. We recommend that you exit all applications that are using .NET Framework before you install this update.

Supported operating systems

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (Offline Installer) supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 version 1607
  • Windows 10 version 1703
  • Windows Server 2016