Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How to install .NET Framework 3.5 "offline" in Windows 8 - Tech Tuesday

Hey there everyone! So last Music Monday was missed? Forgive me, I have been extremely unwell yesterday.



On this Tech Tuesday, I am bringing to you all something I was willing to post since a long time but was unable to! So finally I am posting it, haha! :D

Did you use Windows 8 and was sick of downloading the past windows features to get things running? Here's one thing that's gonna come in handy - Offline installation of .NET Framework 3.5 Family. I know it is an old thing since Windows 8.1 is already out, and this thing is available at numerous forums and websites, even at Microsoft's own Knowledge Base, but I just came across it a couple of months ago so thought to post it.

!!Windows 8 does not include .NET 3.5 (include .NET 2.0 and 3.0) by default!!


If you have upgraded from Windows 7

OR


If the user is upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8, .NET Framework 3.5 is fully enabled. The user can make sure this feature is enabled by check in Program and Features. The User can enable this feature by click on .NET Framework 3.5 (include .NET 2.0 and 3.0) select it and click OK. After this step, it will download the entire package from internet and install the .NET Framework 3.5 feature.

But if the user does not have an internet connection, this steps can not be applied.

Step 1: Go to Settings. Choose Control Panel then choose Programs.



Step 2: Click Turn Windows features on or off, and the user will see window as image below.



Now the big deal: OFFLINE ENABLING


Enough chit-chat about the online enabling, let's get to real deal, the offline method. You wish to know the requirements? Want to see the answer as nothing? Oh well, that's not the case.

Step 1: Insert Windows 8 DVD or mount ISO image. The source of this feature can be found in folder E:\sources\sxs. (In this case E: the user’s drive letter on which the user has loaded Windows 8 Media.)



So that's the location. But what to do with that? Nothing, that was just for reference! :P LOL! Just kidding, it would be used. I wanted you all to verify it exists in your "pirated copies" :P

Step 2: Open CMD.EXE with Administrative Privileges.



If you don't know how to do that, well! I need to help you with too now. Go to C:\Windows\System32. Right click on cmd, and click Run as Administrator. I really hope you are administrator, if not, well forget about this.

Step 3: Run the following command

and hit Enter.

Now wait until the process is finished..

Step 4: After completing the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 you can see that the feature is enabled.



Well end of story people! :D
I hope that helps
Good night for now
See you all soon again! :)

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