How to Install .NET Framework 4.8 Offline on Windows
.NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs on Windows. It provides a common platform for building and running applications that use .NET technologies, such as ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WPF, and WCF. .NET Framework 4.8 is the latest version of .NET Framework, which was released in April 2019. It includes several improvements and fixes for various issues in previous versions.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install .NET Framework 4.8 offline on Windows, without using the web installer. This can be useful if you have limited or no Internet connectivity, or if you want to install .NET Framework 4.8 on multiple computers.
Step 1: Download the offline installer package
The first step is to download the offline installer package for .NET Framework 4.8 from the official Microsoft website. The offline installer package is a single file that contains all the components and dependencies of .NET Framework 4.8. It is larger than the web installer, but it does not require an Internet connection during installation.
You can download the offline installer package from this link: Download .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer package. The file name is ndp48-x86-x64-allos-enu.exe and the file size is about 69 MB.
If you are using Windows RT 8.1, you need to download a different package from this link: Download .NET Framework 4.8 package for Windows RT 8.1. The file name is NDP48-KB4503548-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe and the file size is about 68 MB.
Step 2: Run the offline installer package
After downloading the offline installer package, you need to run it as an administrator on your Windows computer. To do this, right-click on the file and select Run as administrator. You may need to enter your administrator password or confirm your action.
The installation wizard will open and guide you through the installation process. You may need to accept the license agreement and choose a location for the installation. The installation may take several minutes, depending on your system configuration and performance.
When the installation is complete, you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Step 3: Verify the installation
To verify that .NET Framework 4.8 is installed correctly on your computer, you can check the installed programs and updates in Control Panel. Depending on your Windows version, you should see one of the following entries under Installed Updates:
In Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Update for Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8 (KB4503548)
In Windows Server 2012, Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486081)
In Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486105)
In Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607), Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) and Windows Server 2016, Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486129)
In Windows 10 Falls Creator's Update Version 1709, Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803), Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and Windows Server 2019, Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486153)
You can also use a command-line tool called clrver.exe to check the version of .NET Framework installed on your computer. To do this, open a command prompt window and type clrver 29c81ba772