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This article describes the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 language packs that are available for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

About the .NET Framework 4.8 language packs

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Language Packs contain localized resources for supported languages. For example, the language packs contain translated error messages and other UI text for languages other than English. If you do not install a language pack, this text is displayed in English. You can install multiple language packs on one computer, each for a different language.

Before you install the language packs, you must download and install the following neutral .NET Framework package and the corresponding operating system language pack.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Download Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8 (Offline Installer) package now.

For Windows RT 8.1

Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows RT 8.1 package now.

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

Note: A recommended update may be installed automatically on all supported platforms, based on your computer settings.

Language Packs for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

The language pack files for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are available for download from KB4497410. This update lists the individual language packs for the 23 languages and the corresponding KB article number.

Language Packs for Windows RT 8.1

The language pack links below are specifically for Windows RT 8.1 and the table lists the corresponding Knowledge Base article numbers for the 23 languages that can be found on the machine after installation. 

.NET Framework 4.8 language pack for Windows RT 8.1

KB Article Number

Arabic (ar-SA)


Chinese-China (zh-CN)


Chinese-Taiwan (zh-TW)


Czech (cs-CZ)


Danish (da-DK)


German (de-DE)


Greek (el-GR)


Spanish (es-ES)


Finnish (fi-FI)


French (fr-FR)


Hebrew (he-IL)


Hungarian (hu-HU)


Italian (it-IT)


Japanese (ja-JP)


Korean (ko-KR)


Dutch (nl-NL)


Norwegian (nb- NO)


Polish (pl-PL)


Portuguese - Brazil (pt-BR)


Portuguese - Portugal (pt- PT)


Russian (ru-RU)


Swedish (sv-SE)


Turkish (tr-TR)


More information

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

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This version of.NET Framework runs side-by-side with.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and its earlier versions. However, it works as an in-place update for 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2.

Command-line switches for this update

For 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 language packs support the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows RT 8.1

  • Windows Server 2012 R2


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