Introduction

This article describes an update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 10, version 1709, Windows 10, version 1803, Windows Server, version 1803, Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.

Please note: .NET Framework 4.8 has been refreshed with the latest servicing updates as of January 14th, 2020. Apart from the servicing fixes, there is no change in the .NET Framework 4.8 product from the August 13th, 2019 Windows update. If you have already downloaded and installed the update from August, you do not need to install this update otherwise 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 4.7, 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 (KB4486153) under the Installed Updates item in Control Panel.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website for download and for import into Windows Software Update Services (WSUS).

Download information

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

Download the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer package now

For more information about .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer, see .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 system:

  • Windows 10 Version 1809

  • Windows 10 Version 1803

  • Windows 10 Version 1709

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server Version 1803

  • Windows Server Version 1809


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