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This is a prerelease version of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/22/2019.

The .NET Framework is a development platform for building apps for web, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server, and Microsoft Azure. It consists of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library, which includes a broad range of functionality and support for many industry standards.

The .NET Framework provides many services, including memory management, type and memory safety, security, networking, and application deployment. It provides easy-to-use data structures and APIs that abstract the lower-level Windows operating system. You can use a variety of programming languages with the .NET Framework, including C#, F#, and Visual Basic.

Supported Windows Client versions: Windows 10 version 1903, Windows 10 version 1809, Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 10 version 1709, Windows 10 version 1703, Windows 10 version 1607, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1

Supported Windows Server versions: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server version 1803, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The matching Developer Pack can be installed using this package.

To install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dotnetfx --pre

To upgrade Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dotnetfx --pre


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $version = '4.8'
    $arguments = @{
        PackageName = 'dotnetfx'
        Release = 528040
        Version = $version
        ProductNameWithVersion = "Microsoft .NET Framework $version"
        Url = ''
        Checksum = '9B1F71CD1B86BB6EE6303F7BE6FBBE71807A51BB913844C85FC235D5978F3A0F'
        ChecksumType = 'sha256'
    Install-DotNetFramework @arguments

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes


.NET Framework 4.8 announcement
.NET Framework 4.8 release notes
.NET Framework 4.8 changes

Package Refactored installation script.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 0 Thursday, August 22, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 73 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 8215 Friday, April 19, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 85 Friday, April 19, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 304 Thursday, February 21, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 115 Saturday, January 5, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 155 Sunday, October 7, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8.0 227 Saturday, June 30, 2018 approved
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