Download .NET 8.0.1 LTS (Offline Installers)

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Microsoft has rolled out .NET 8.0.1 as part of January 2024 .NET updates. This is the LTS version, which means that it will soon be replacing .NET 6 LTS. This update includes improvements to certain repositories and patch 3 security vulnerabilities.

This .NET update is delivered through Windows Update, or if you want, you can download the offline installers using the direct download links below .

What’s new in .NET 8.0.1

The following list of improvements has been made in .NET version 8.0.1. To read more about the different improvements, click on the links to be redirected to the original announcement.

Download .NET 8.0.1

Use the direct download links below to download the .NET 8.0.1 Runtime, SDKs, and ASP.NET Core matching your operating system and architecture. Simply click on the respective link in the “Download” column to begin the download.


.NET 8.0.1 Desktop RuntimeWindowsx64
.NET 8.0.1 RuntimeWindowsx64
.NET 8.0.1 RuntimemacOSx64
.NET 8.0.1 Runtime BinariesLinuxx64
.NET 8.0.1 Runtime BinariesLinux Alpinex64
Download .NET 8.0.1 Runtimes


.NET 8.0.101 SDKWindowsx64
.NET 8.0.101 SDKmacOSx64
.NET 8.0.101 SDK BinariesLinuxx64
.NET 8.0.101 SDK BinariesLinux Alpinex64
Download .NET 8.0.1 SDKs


.NET 8.0.1 ASP.NET Core RuntimeWindowsHosting bundle
ARM64 (Binaries)
.NET 8.0.1 ASP.NET Core Runtime BinariesmacOSx64
.NET 8.0.1 ASP.NET Core Runtime BinariesLinuxx64
.NET 8.0.1 ASP.NET Core Runtime BinariesLinux Alpinex64
Download .NET 8.0.1 ASP.NET Cores

Click on this link for more .NET 8 download options.

Once downloaded, simply execute the package and proceed with the on-screen instructions to install .NET .

Once you have installed the newer .NET preview version, all your applications will run using the new build as the previous preview version will be replaced. However, if a stable version is installed and running, it will not be replaced.

When installed, you may check which .NET version is running by running the following command in Command Prompt:

wmic product get description | findstr /C:.NET

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.NET has surpassed the testing phase by the end of 2023 and Microsoft is now continuing its development . More and more contributors are joining in to report and fix issues, as well as introduce more features to convenience the developers.

As mentioned earlier in this post, .NET 8 will be replacing .NET 6, since both are released from the LTS channel. However, .NET 6 will be supported for another year till 12th November 2024, as can be seen on our .NET End of Life information page. During this duration, the developers can slowly upgrade to .NET and gain benefit from the latest features and improvements.

.NET 8 Release History

Complete VersionRelease DateSignificant ImprovementsAnnouncement
.NET 8.0.312-Mar-24– Addresses 2 security vulnerabilities
– Updates repositories
Microsoft announces .NET 8.0.3
.NET 8.0.213-Feb-24– Addresses 2 security vulnerabilities
– Updates repositories
Microsoft announces .NET 8.0.2
.NET 8.0.19-Jan-24– Includes security improvements
– Updates repositories
– Updates to .NET Docker images
Microsoft announces .NET 8.0.1
.NET 814-Nov-23– Includes security improvements
– Fastest .NET version to date
– AI integration in .NET apps
– AOT replaces JIT
Microsoft announces .NET 8
.NET 8 RC 210-Oct-23– Package READMEs for .NET libraries
– Publish directly to TAR.GZ archives
– Tensor Primitives for .NET
Microsoft announces .NET 8 RC 2
.NET 8 RC 112-Sep-23– Improvements to System.Text.JsonMicrosoft announces .NET 8 RC 1
.NET 8 Preview 78-Aug-23– Improvements to System.Text.Json
– Keyed services support amongst many other changes
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 7
.NET 8 Preview 611-Jul-23– Improvements to System.Text.Json
– New overloads
– Addition of options validation source generator
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 6
.NET 8 Preview 513-Jun-23– Improved Metrics APIs
– Included .NET MAUI
– Improved IDE experience with source link integration
– Addition of .NET libraries analyzers
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 5
.NET 8 Preview 416-May-23– Nuget security improvements to Template Engines
– New terminal build output
– Updates to simplified output paths
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 4
.NET 8 Preview 311-Apr-23– Updates to SDK and Runtime libraries
– Optimizations to JIT compilers
– Improvements to containers
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 3
.NET 8 Preview 214-Mar-23– Updates to libraries
– Introspection support for function pointers
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 2
.NET 8 Preview 121-Feb-23– Native AOT
– Improvements to container images and Runtime Libraries
Microsoft announces .NET 8 Preview 1
.NET 8 version history
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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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