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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Introduced on Windows 10 May 2019 update

With Windows 10 May 2019 update version 1903 Microsoft has released .NET Framework 4.8 and is available for download. The latest .net framework 4.8 update brings a number of bug fixes, security patches, and improvements to the Common Language Runtime, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Windows Communication Foundation.

If you’ve upgraded or installed Windows 10 version 1903, you don’t need to install it as it comes included with the new version of Windows. However, users using Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Older Windows 10 versions 1809 or 1803, can download and install .NET Framework version 4.8 on their computers. Since Microsoft prefers .NET 4.8 distribution via the web installer, it is difficult to find working offline installer links. But Don’t worry here this post you found the link to download Microsoft net framework 4.8 offline installer


.NET Framework 4.8 Changelog

Latest Framework includes many Fixes, that intend for hardening ASP.NET. ON malicious JSON attacks, it contains certain fixes for bugs, that relate to HTTP, managing and cache related issues.

NET Framework 4.8 includes 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. Here is the complete changelog listed official site.


  1. Fixed System.Web.Caching initialization bug when using ASP.NET cache on machines without IIS. [889110, System.Web.dll, Bug]

Windows Forms:

  1. Fixed the ability to select ComboBox edit field text using mouse down+move [853381, System.Windows.Forms.dll, Bug]

  2. Fixed the issue with interaction between WPF user control and hosting WinForms app when processing keyboard input. [899206, WindowsFormsIntegration.dll, Bug]

  3. Fixed the issue with Narrator/NVDA announcing of PropertyGrid’s ComboBox expanding and collapsing action. [792617, System.Windows.Forms.dll, Bug]

  4. Fixed the issue with rendering “…” button of PropertyGrid control in HC mode to draw button background and dots contrasted. [792780, System.Windows.Forms.dll, Bug]


  1. Fixed a handle leak during the creation of a Window in WPF applications that are manifested for Per Monitor DPI V2 Awareness.  This leak may lead to extraneous GC.Collect calls that can impact performance in Window creation scenarios.  [845699, PresentationFramework.dll, Bug]

  2. Fixed a regression caused by the bug fix involving bindings with DataContext explicitly on the binding path. [850536, PresentationFramework.dll, Bug]

  3. Fixed crash due to ArgumentNullException when loading a DataGrid containing a ComboBox while automation is active.  For example, when navigating Visual Studio to the Text Editor\C#\Code Style\Naming page in Tools\Options. [801039, PresentationFramework.dll, Bug]

You can see the complete list of improvements for .NET Framework 4.8 in the .NET Framework 4.8 release notes.

Download the .NET Framework 4.8

To download the .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer, use the following link.

.NET Framework 4.8 Offline installer The offline installer has a size of 112 Megabytes.

Alternatively, you can use the web installer download link:

NET Framework 4.8 Web Installer:

The .NET Framework 4.8 is supported on the following Windows versions:

  1. Windows 10 November 2019 Update (included in-box)

  2. Windows 10 May 2019 Update (included in-box)

  3. Windows 10 October 2018 Update

  4. Windows 10 April 2018 Update

  5. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

  6. Windows 10 Creators Update

  7. Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  8. Windows 8.1

  9. Windows 7 SP1

The .NET Framework 4.8 is supported on the following Windows Server versions:

  1. Windows Server 2019,

  2. Windows Server version 1803,

  3. Windows Server 2016,

  4. Windows Server 2012,

  5. Windows Server 2012 R2,

  6. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

 .NET Framework version History

  1. .NET Framework 1.0 (comes installed in Windows XP)

  2. .NET Framework 1.1 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003)

  3. .NET Framework 2.0 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1)

  4. .NET Framework 3.0 (comes installed in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1)

  5. .NET Framework 3.5 (comes installed in Windows 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)

  6. .NET Framework 4.0

  7. .NET Framework 4.5 (comes installed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012)

  8. .NET Framework 4.5.1 (comes installed in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2)

  9. .NET Framework 4.5.2

  10. .NET Framework 4.6 (comes installed in Windows 10)

  11. .NET Framework 4.6.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1511)

  12. .NET Framework 4.6.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016)

  13. .NET Framework 4.7 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1703)

  14. .NET Framework 4.7.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1709)

  15. .NET Framework 4.7.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1803)

  16. .NET Framework 4.8 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1903)

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