The .NET Framework 4.6 Preview (Offline Installer) for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Vista Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows 7 Service Pack 1 More

This article describes the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Preview (offline installer) that is available for Windows. To obtain the .NET Framework 4.6 Preview (offline installer) and for more information, go to the More Information section.

About the .NET Framework 4.6 Preview (offline installer)


The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Preview is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1, and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

The offline package can be used in situations in which the web installer cannot be used because of lack of Internet connectivity. When it is possible, we recommend that you use the web installer instead of the offline package for optimal efficiency and bandwidth requirements.

More Information


Download information

The .NET Framework 4.6 Preview (offline installer) is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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For more information about the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Preview, see What’s new in the .NET Framework 4.6 Preview?.

Command-line options for this update

For more information about the various command-line options that are supported by this update, go to the "Command-Line Options" section of the The .NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install this software if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you close all applications that are using the .NET Framework before you apply this update.