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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Offline Installer download

Microsoft released the final version of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on April 18, 2019. The new installer for the version is available as a web installer and offline installer; since Microsoft prefers distribution via the web installer, it is difficult to find working offline installer links. You find a working offline installer link attached to this article.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is a new version of Microsoft's popular framework. It includes new features, fixes and improvements compared to previous versions.

Microsoft released the .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, and all server platforms starting with Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (means Server 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019 are supported as well). Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update version of the operating system, includes version 4.8 of the .NET Framework already.

The changelog on the Microsoft Docs website highlights new features and changes in the new release. The log is quite technical in nature and intended for programmers who use the framework more than it is for Windows users and administrators who install it.

New features in .NET Framework 4.8 include high-DPI improvements such as improved support for Windows Forms interoperation in high-DPI WMF applications on platforms that support mixed-mode DPI scaling or support for Per-Monitor V2 DPI Awareness.

Other changes include an updated Zlib library that is used for data compression, and a new ServiceHealthBehaviorWCF service that extends IServiceBehavior.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 installers

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The .NET Framework is offered as a Web and Offline installer. The core difference is that the Web Installer requires an active Internet connection during installation as it needs to download components from Microsoft servers.

The .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer is larger in size but requires no Internet connection as it includes all the components:

Check out the following link to download official .NET Framework 4.8 Language Packs for offline installation. The language packs include translated error messages and user interface text; the text is displayed in English if no language pack is installed. Microsoft lists 23 different language packs currently that include languages such as Chinese, Arabic, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Russian.

Developers may download the .NET Framework 4.8 Developer Pack which is used to create applications that run on .NET Framework.

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  1. Yuliya said on April 20, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    Neat. Will install it on my Win7 PC, later as it will most likely ask for a restart.

    1. Yuliya said on April 21, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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      Well, I manually removed 4.7.2 from Control Panel then installed 4.8, the offline package. I was not prompted for a restart at any point. Interesting…

    2. Yuliya said on April 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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      Done for LTSB and Server 1607 as well. No restart either, same procedure, just that on these two OSes you’ll find NET4 for unisntallation under Installed (Windows) Updates rather than Installed programs. Somewhat odd, since the “Features” section still lists NET 4.6.2 and now I don’t know what that toggle would remove.

  2. ilev said on April 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    Wouldn’t the update come via monthly updates ?

  3. Alex said on April 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    You can also use Patch My PC to install or update .NET Framework, quickly and neatly.

  4. chesscanoe said on April 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    I used the offline .NET 4.8 installer for Windows [Version 10.0.17763.437] and as anticipated required a restart to complete. I was surprised to see it conclude with something like “Check Windows Update for updates.” I had hoped WU would not be used ever again for NET updates. Maybe WU will get smart in the May update and only potentially install NET by itself when required.

  5. Watako said on April 21, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    Do I need to install it on my Win 10 PC?

    1. microfix said on April 21, 2019 at 9:27 am
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      Only if a program specifically requires that version of .NET
      (which is my rule of thumb irrespective of OS version)
      Remember .NET 4.72 had lots of issues on release which took a while to rectify across all OSes.
      My advice would be to stick to a version you know works without issues. (if it aint broke..don’t fix)

      Let’s see what the patch fixes include for this in the first few months…

      1. Yuliya said on April 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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        >Remember .NET 4.72 had lots of issues on release
        Up until today when I installed 4.8, I used NET 4.7.2, the release package, as-is, with no updates, and never had a problem with any NET programk on my Win7 PC.

  6. Anonymous said on April 21, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Another batch of Microsoft disk-clutter and complexity. Why? So programs may call some functions if programmers want to use it rather than write their own. It all means more complexity, more potential security risks and more patching. Where does it end!

  7. stefann said on April 22, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    “Microsoft released the final version of the…..” – LOL ! My trust for Microsoft is about ZERO ! F.ex take a look at Windows 10 Alpha Edition….

  8. owl said on April 22, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    I use “Patch My PC” to manage application vulnerability countermeasures (updates).
    https://patchmypc.com/
    Thanks to the app, the updated version “.NET Framework 4.8” was applied shortly after Microsoft released it (April 18, 2019). And that required a reboot. There is no problem after rebooting.

  9. pHROZEN gHOST said on April 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Me: Given MS’s track record of late, I think I’ll wait.

    Dirty Harry: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?

  10. Watcher said on April 22, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 7 on Jan 14 2020.They recommending transfer to Windows 10. I don’t like Win 10 at all. They changed for worst.If they want OS for mobile and tablets they should keep OS for classic PC/Laptop.We should all email,write Microsoft Co. and ask to extend life and support of Win 7 parallel with other OS at least next 3-4 years.They said that 70% of user in the world still use win 7 over win 10.Keep writing and encourage all friends to write petition to Microsoft.We are customers and we deserve to be heard.

  11. chesscanoe said on August 30, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    Today WU offered KB4511555 Net Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for my Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.295] which requires a reboot. Paint.net desktop still works well.

  12. Francisco Zavala said on October 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    I’m trying to run the installer but it always tell me this:

    Blocking Issues:

    The .NET Framework 4.8 is not supported on this operating system.

    I checked and my system fulfills all the requirements. I see is a very common problem on the internet.

    Can I have your help?

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