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how to install .net framework 3.5 offline version on windows 10 or windows 8 pc.

.Net framework has been an important missing installation from newly installed windows 8 and windows 10.

However, it is something wish has been placed and hidden a bit in the Windows installation folder. Our main objective is to pull that out.

How to install .net framework 3.5 offline version for windows 8/10

how to install .net framework 3.5 offline version

Method 1

First, make sure you have a Windows installation disk or image. As I am pretty much sure you do have before you run the installation

Now, mount the image and give it a drive letter. You don’t need a third-party software in Windows 10 before doing this.

Just right click on the image file and select mount. You can now check from “My Computer” to see what drive letter was assigned to it

You can also use the Windows files on your flash drive that is if that is what you used in running your new installation

Again, knowing the drive letter assigned to the media mounted or the installation flash drive is very important.

Using command prompt

how to install .net framework 3.5 offline version

Launch command prompt with administrative privilege and enter the following command

 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess 

Where the {Source:E: } becomes the drive letter. You may have to replace it with your own assigned letter

You will get a success message after a successful installation and the process may take a few minutes so you shouldn’t panic at all.

Method 2

how to install .net framework 3.5 offline

Method 2 is using a third-party application that you have to download and install on your Windows PC called “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer

Download .Net Framework offline installer here and run with administrative privilege

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Once again, open “My Computer to check the drive letter

Then you can now come back to the third-party application and choose browse to your exact location for the installation source

After browsing for your Installation file source, click the start installation button and wait for minutes

Normally, It will take up to about 2 minutes to finish installing.

Online installation

  • Firstly, go to control panel
  • Secondly, click on programs
  • Then click on “turn windows features on and off
  • Select .Net Framework 3.5
  • Check the box to turn on
  • This will pull up the windows online installation side for you to download online

However, the online version is easier to install than the offline version of .Net Framework 3.5

So if you do have the needed internet data, time and speed, I recommend you use the online method.

Thanks for reading. Hope this article from TygaTechGH helps

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