Install the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8
You may need the .NET Framework 3.5 to run an app on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8. You can also use these instructions for earlier Windows versions.
Install the .NET Framework 3.5 on Demand
You may see the following configuration dialog if you try to run an app that requires the .NET Framework 3.5. Choose Install this feature to enable the .NET Framework 3.5. This option requires an Internet connection.
Why am I getting this pop-up?
The .NET Framework is created by Microsoft and provides an environment for running applications. There are different versions available. Many companies develop their apps to run using the .NET Framework, and these apps target a specific version. If you see this pop-up, you’re trying to run an application that requires the .NET Framework version 3.5, but that version is not installed on your system.
Enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel
You can enable the .NET Framework 3.5 through the Windows Control Panel. This option requires an Internet connection.
- Press the Windows key Windows on your keyboard, type “Windows Features”, and press Enter. The Turn Windows features on or off dialog box appears.
- Select the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) check box, select OK, and reboot your computer if prompted.
You don’t need to select the child items for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) HTTP Activation and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Non-HTTP Activationunless you’re a developer or server administrator who requires this functionality.
Troubleshoot the installation of the .NET Framework 3.5
During installation, you may encounter error 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, 0x800f081f, or 0x800F0922, in which case refer to .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f to see how to resolve these issues.
If you still can’t resolve your installation issue or you don’t have an Internet connection, you can try installing it using your Windows installation media. For more information, see Deploy .NET Framework 3.5 by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM). If you don’t have the installation media, see Create installation media for Windows.
- Insert the Windows installation DVD (or if have the ISO file, right-click on it and Mount). Now checkout the Drive letter.
- Run .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer.
- Under Easy Install tab, chose the drive from media selection drop-down menu. If the program finds the source, it would say, “Found”. Click on Install button then
- A CMD console window will run to show you the progress.
- Once the installation is done, it should automatically close and show you a success message.
- That’s it.
I’ve made an Advanced Install tab which you can use to debug or control the commands. But most users should use the Easy Install tab.
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