Microsoft .net Framework 4.8 System Requirements

Microsoft .net Framework 4.8 System Requirements

Microsoft .net Framework 4.8 System Requirements | .NET Framework 4.8 is an “application development platform” developed by Microsoft, built on open Internet protocols and standards.

Hardware requirements for net Framework 4.8

Microsoft .net Framework 4.8Requirement
Processor1 GHz
RAM512 MB
Minimum disk space (32-bit)4.5 GB
Minimum disk space (64-bit)4.5 GB

Installation requirements

.NET Framework requires administrator privileges for installation. If you don’t have administrator rights to the computer where you’d like to install .NET Framework, contact your network administrator.

Supported client operating systems

Operating systemSupported editionsPreinstalled with the OS
Windows 11
(version 21H2)
64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 November 2021 Update
(version 21H2)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 May 2021 Update
(version 21H1)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 October 2020 Update
(version 20H2)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 May 2020 Update
(version 2004)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 November 2019 Update
(version 1909)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows 10 May 2019 Update
(version 1903)
32-bit and 64-bit.NET Framework 4.8

Notes:

  • On Windows 7 systems, .NET Framework requires Windows 7 SP1. If you’re on Windows 7 and haven’t yet installed Service Pack 1, you need to do so before installing the .NET Framework.
  • .NET Framework 4.5 is supported on the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). Not all features are supported on Windows PE.
  • .NET Framework 4 also supports the IA64 platform.
  • For all platforms, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest Windows Service Pack and install critical updates available from Windows Update to ensure the best compatibility and security.
  • On 64-bit operating systems, .NET Framework supports both WOW64 (32-bit processing on a 64-bit machine) and native 64-bit processing.

Supported server operating systems

Operating systemSupported editionsPreinstalled with the OSInstallable separately
Windows Server 202264-bit.NET Framework 4.8
Windows Server 201964-bit.NET Framework 4.7.2.NET Framework 4.8
Windows Server, version 180964-bit.NET Framework 4.7.2.NET Framework 4.8
Windows Server, version 180364-bit.NET Framework 4.7.2.NET Framework 4.8
Windows Server, version 170964-bit.NET Framework 4.7.1.NET Framework 4.7.2

Notes:

  • Windows Server 2012 includes .NET Framework 4.5, so you don’t have to install it separately. Similarly, Windows Server 2012 R2 includes .NET Framework 4.5.1.
  • .NET Framework has limited support for the Server Core Role with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later. See Server Core .NET Functionality for a list of unsupported APIs.
  • .NET Framework isn’t supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems.
  • On Windows Server 2008 SP2, .NET Framework is not supported in the Server Core Role.
  • For all platforms, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest Windows Service Pack and critical updates available from Windows Update to ensure the best compatibility and security. Installation of the latest Windows Service Pack may be required on some operating systems.
  • On 64-bit operating systems, .NET Framework supports both WOW64 (32-bit processing on a 64-bit machine) and native 64-bit processing.

Microsoft .net Framework 4.8 System Requirements