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Dot Net Framework 3.5 Not Installing on Windows 8? Fix it Now!





You may face a common problem while using Windows 8. Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 is not installed with Windows 8. And several programs may ask you install this. And you can't install this from your PC. It will ask you to connect to the net and use Windows Update. 

By default Windows 8 comes with .Net Framework 4.5 and it doesn't include 3.5. When you try to install .Net 3.5 that you previously downloaded from web the you will see the following message. 





And you will get the same message while installing some some programs that is developed using .Net 3.5 platform. And you will not able to run those programs on your PC! This is a very bad job by Microsoft. A great trouble for Windows 8 users. 

But today you will get the solution. You've install this using command line. I mean you have to use Command Prompt. And surprisingly you Windows 8 DVD includes the .Net Framework 3.5! 


Method 1 (Offline Installation using cmd):
  1. Enter your Windows 8 Installation Disk on DVD Drive.
  2. Now run Command Prompt as Administrator. (Hint: Start > Type cmd > Now right click on Command Prompt and hit on Run as Administrator from the bottom)
  3. Now copy the following command and paste it in the command prompt window. Or type the following line in command prompt. Press Enter (To paste the command in command prompt, click the right button of mouse and select paste)
  4. Now .Net Framework will be installed within few minutes. 
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:h:\sources\sxs


Remember: h is the drive letter of DVD drive. Change it with your DVD drive letter. 


Method 2 (Online Method using Windows Update): 

If you follow all the instructions of method 1 you will be able to install .net 3.5 properly. But if there is any problem for example- you don't have DVD drive, or your Windows DVD doesn't contain it then you can install it directly from Windows Update option. More or less you've to download 200 MB data from internet. 


Follow the instruction below: 

Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off > Mark the option .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) > OK. 
Now you will see a window like the image above. Hit on Install This Feature. And make sure you're connected to the net. That's it.  


Secret Tips: If you upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, then you get .Net Framework 3.5 automatically enabled !!


Installing a Windows language pack on Windows 8 before installing the .NET Framework 3.5 will cause the .NET Framework 3.5 installation to fail. Install the .NET Framework 3.5 before installing any Windows language packs.


Don't forget to share this troubleshooting tips with your friends. 

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96 comments :

  1. Thanks rahaman. Today you saved me 200mb.

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    1. You're most welcome! Happy to know that Marks PC Solution helped you to fix something.

      Thanks for your feedback.

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    2. Many many thanks Dear Mr Abdur Rahaman. I tried several times and failed, now I'll try your tips.

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    3. It's a big deal to solve your problems! But don't comment before we can solve your problems.

      Make comment when you get solution! So that we can understand whether it is useful for you or not. :)

      Thanx for the comment. Stay with us to get more . . .

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    4. Maybe .net 3.5 is missing in your DVD. Please try to install this using a Full Version DVD of Windows 8.

      And read the whole post again to make sure that you are not missing something. Still you face problem then you've to try the online method. It is written at the last comment. Check this.

      Thnx for contacting us.

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    1. It's our pleasure! Stay in touch . . .

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  3. severely appreciate the help brother

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    1. Definitely! This is the most popular post of this blog. Thanks for the comment.

      Stay in touch . . .

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  4. dude
    when I 'm installing intel graphic I'm getting this kind of message like net frame is not working
    this method will help me or not
    to solve that problem

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    1. Ya I hope so. Sorry for the delay. Don't mind.

      Also go to the manufacturer's site of that graphics card to look for any update released by them for Windows 8.

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  5. IT SHOWED THAT YOU ELEVATED PERMISSION TO RUN DISM USE ELEVATED CMD

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  6. What shows this? Please write in detail . . .

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  7. Is it a shared PC? Or you are the single user?

    Make sure that you're the Administrator of that PC, I mean you should have the Administrative Power to make significant changes to your system. And you must run the command prompt as Administrator.

    To run CMD in Administrator Mode, Press Ctrl + X > Choose Command Prompt (Administrator) > Yes > Now copy and paste this command: DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:h:\sources\sxs > Wait few minutes > Done!

    Source: h is the letter of your DVD drive. Chnage it if necessary.

    And don't type the command in hand. Copy and paste it in command prompt window. Ctrl+V will not work in cmd. Click right on cmd and then paste it.

    Thanks for contacting us. Feel free to contact with us :)

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  8. Marelous, what a weblog it is this blog provides data to us, keep it
    sonuxrt

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    1. Thanks for the comment but keep it relevant to the post plz . . .

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  9. Subhanallah.. It was very very very very very very helpful to me, many thanks Abdur Rahaman may Allah bless you alwayss :D

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    1. Nobody praise me like you before!
      Thanks for the comment. Stay with Marks PC Solution . . . :)

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  10. Than You Buddy....Keep it up....;)

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  11. Caused me so much problems, thanks Abdur Rahaman. Keep it up dude.

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    1. I will keep it up for sure. But need your help!

      I want you people to keep this site live :)

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  12. Thanks for the post it helped me.

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    1. it's our pleasure!

      Stay close . . .

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  13. I am very happy to read your article and this so good for me.... please keep it up more post for that " how can repair different type of error from any version MS windows with (32 Bit and 64 Bit).

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Bert Leen
    www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Data-Recovery/239926112792542

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    1. You're welcome to Marks PC. Stay close . . .

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  14. is net 3.5 preinstalled in WINDOWS 8 RELEASE PREVIEW

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    1. Not at all buddy :)

      You've to manually perform this process . . .

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  15. Abdur, do you know if there's a way to work around the 0x800f0922 error without refreshing the installation yet? I don't know where all my installation media are (just moved house), and a system refresh will remove all software that wasn't installed via the Windows 8 store. :/

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    1. You can collect the exe files of those software before refreshing.

      Or you don't need to refresh PC. Just remove the temp files, unnecessary files using run commands and system clean up utilities.

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  16. wht is the solution of this type of error..?

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  17. Hello from Dominican Republic I have problem and I need your help... I cant install a game the first message is:
    An error ocurred while troubleshootingt
    A problem is preventing the troubleshooter from starting
    Package: Unknown
    Path: Unknown
    Error code:08x080070005
    Source: Engine
    User: VAIO\....
    Context: Restricted

    When I try to fix the problem with troubleshoouting the next message apears:
    Windows Online Troubleshooting Service is disabled
    Windows Online Troubleshooting is not enabled for this version of Windows

    I looking solutions but nothing work, PLEASE HELPME

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    1. Something is wrong with your Game installation files. Try to collect the game from a better source. It has no issues with your Windows or .net 3.5.

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  18. plz gave me windows 8.1 preview 64bit activation key plz send me my email j.rakesh9849@gmail.com

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    1. Here is the Key of 8.1

      NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F

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  19. Thanks a lot man! I couldn't find the solution even on microsoft support :D

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  20. I installed .NET 3.5 form that dialog box you have shown above. As a result my Windows 8 does not boot properly. It boots straight to the desktop but does not show the icons. Instead i have to do everything with run. please help me!

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    1. Something is wrong in your Windows. Plz reinstall it. It has no issue with .net 3.5

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  21. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /Limit
    Access /Source:I:\sources\sxs

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Enabling feature(s)
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The operation completed successfully.

    C:\Windows\system32>



    ->>>>>>>>>>>Above are the steps and it completed successfully

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    1. Excellent comment dude! Stay close . . .

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  22. thanks to Abdur Rahaman its awesome

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  23. Thank you so mach for your big help bro..........it,s working good.....thanks again...

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  24. Hi,

    I am not able to activate w8 Enterprise X64. When i click on the activator it opens cmd window and closes my explorer. Then there is no sign of activation.

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    1. Actually this is about .Net Framework. You should write this on Windows 8 Activator related post.

      By the way, some of the users reported problems like you. But we never experienced such problems in our test projects. Maybe you're using any third party antivirus. Remove it first. Then try again.

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  25. Hello Abdur :)
    I am getting error…..as..
    what the command promt showing to me..
    Enabeling features(s)
    [============================65.8%==========
    Error: 0x800f081f
    the source files could not be found.
    use the “source” option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature.For maore information on specifying a source location,see
    http://go.microsft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
    the DISM log file can be found at C:WINDOWS\LOGS\DISM\dism.log
    please any one help me...

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    1. Your disk error boss and check whether u have same edition r not

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    2. Mr. Rajesh is right.

      If your Windows DVD is .Net 3.5 missing, then you will get this message. Plz try using a different installation DVD.

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  26. hey window features .net framewok3.5 is not installing plz help

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    1. What type of error message you're getting.

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  27. Hey how to do if it is in Pendrive man. Reply me fast. I have not more days.plz plz.

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    1. If you wanna do this through pen drive then it must contain the required version of .Net Framework. And you just need to use the Pen Drive Letter instead of H.

      But I think it will be better trying from DVD. If you don't have it then have a try using Pen Drive. Thanks.

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    2. Boss pls locate the correct location path from pendrive
      eg:
      pendrive name:J

      then checkout it contains the source folder>>>( j:\sources\sxs)
      then proceed as instructed
      It will work

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    3. Do you follow Marks PC regularly?!
      That's Good!

      Actually source must be typed as how the file located on your pen drive. That's why little modification is necessary.

      Thanks.

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  28. Boss pls locate the correct location path from pendrive
    eg:
    pendrive name:J

    then checkout it contains the source folder>>>( j:\sources\sxs)
    then proceed as instructed
    It will work

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  29. Abdur you are good at what you do!!! Just keep doing it

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  30. net 3.5 can be downloaded from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-ph/download/confirmation.aspx?id=21

    for you guys who has errors when installing/downloading the rest of .NET 3.5:

    This is because of your Windows Update is disabled. Try to enable it first.

    control panel> windows update> change settings

    in the change settings screen, click the Important Updates drop down menu and choose the third one (the third one is the best choice i think, 'coz it will only show you the updates and it will not download and install anything automatically). also check the box of Recommended Updates just to make sure that you are not downloading unwanted updates. then click OK. Now you will be directed back to the previews screen, click Check for updates (they will show you lots of available updates, but it's up to you if you want them too.)and you can stop there.

    now that your PC can connect to their site, you can now install and download NET 3.5. and after that, you can now use the activator.

    AND THE ACTIVATOR REALLY WORKS!!!!!

    P.S. for some instances, you can turn off your firewall, and just turn it on again after the process.

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    1. Thanks for such a long comment! It takes time to type.

      By the way, this is online system. But when you don't have any net connection or weak net connection this system will not work. You've to use the above system. Keep sharing with us.

      Stay with Marks PC . . .

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  31. I Follwed u r introction but not enable feature...Its gave ERRROR that here u can see the snapshot > http://postimg.org/image/sns0agu7t/

    and i tried in other way but not succed here is snapshot of gave ERROR:87 > http://postimg.org/image/prdj23kah/
    Please help me......

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    1. Seems like you mistyped the code!

      Don't try to type the code. Copy the code into Notepad. Then change your drive letter in the notepad. Again copy the code from Notepad and then paste in Command Prompt by right click.

      NB: If you've already changed the language then you might not be able to install this. And you should run the command prompt as Administrator.

      Thanks for contacting us.

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  32. I HAVE NO ISO BUT HAVE DOWNLOADED NETFX 3.5 FROM MICROSOFT OF 197MB NOW HOW TO INSTALL ON WIN 8 PRO 64 BIT

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    1. This might not be as easy as installing any program. Run the file as usual and see what does it say. Then contact me again if doesn't work.

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    2. Don't install its waste of time bcoz some supportive files,patch files are in windows 8 DVD only try to get it from your friends.

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  33. Hi bro ......i cant install net frameork 3.5
    windows tells me that i have a higher version so i dont need to install.....:(

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    1. If your programs are running fine, then you don't need to install this :)

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  34. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /Limit
    Access /Source:I:\sources\sxs

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    ...and nothing more! Seems blocked now :(

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  35. excelent work bro. it working for me. tq!!!!

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  36. This is really fantastic! WOW! thank you so much Abdur Rahaman! It really works!!! I really appreciate and thank you for this tips! :D I am so glad you have shared this! :D God bless and more power..

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  37. thanks a lot bro



    can u give me a key or keygen of ms office 2013 (15.0.4420.1017) 64 bit
    product id: 02260-40000-00000-AA695


    key or keygen (without suvey) as ur wish

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    1. Maybe you can install .Net 3.5 even from your bootable usb disk! Just use the USB drive letter instead of your DVD drive.

      And I don't have any tested crack for Office 2013 right now. However you can try a method -
      http://munnamark.blogspot.com/2013/10/Activate-Windows-8-Office-2010-Office-2013.html

      Inform me whether it works or not . ..

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    2. I install by onl9

      and my frnd use the bootable pendrive


      i will check ur crack for office 13

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    3. Sry Bro not working for 2013


      in my office already shown change product key and unlicensed, so is that activated?

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  38. thank u so much.....i can play fifa14 on my pc now...my lovings

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  39. Hmm I followed every step carefully and I'm still encountering a problem. It stops at 65.8% with the error 0x800f081f and tells me that the source files could not be found.

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  40. I think It has something to do with the fact that I'm using a pirated copy.

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    1. Not at all. Read my instruction again. Or try with another DVD . . .

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    2. Hey it's me again on a different account. How do I send you my Gmail ID? Also, another thing is that when i try to start the installation it starts at 60.4%

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    3. Just type your email ID here. As my email id is munnamark@gmail.com. Or send me an email in this email.

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    4. my email is roberttan355@gmail.com. Sorry for the really late reply. Was busy with other stuff...

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  41. Hey, I followed your steps using a windows 8 disk and i'm getting a error 11. How do I fix this?

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    1. Make sure you've followed the steps properly. And also read the reasons for failure. Read the comments too.

      If you fail, then install Windows 8 from different disk, or try installing .net with a new disk.

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  42. thank you so much it worked for me...

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  43. Thankyou so much i will also share this on my blog and give credits to munnamark

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  44. A very big Help Mr. Abdur Rahaman, it works.. Thank you very much sir for sharing your ideas..

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  45. Thanks for the Article. Just found this video tutorial about installing dot net Framework 3.5 in Windows 8

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  46. How to type h comnand from drive

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    1. Actually I can't understand your question. You can contact me personally. munnamark@gmail.com

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  47. what the solution on 64 bit?

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