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How to Enable/Install Dot Net framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Without Connecting Internet

Microsoft released Windows 8 RTM for public . Which can be downloaded here.
 Actually Windows 8 contains Dot net framework 4, But for applications developed in Dot Net 3.5 requires a framework of same version to run.Windows 8 allows users to enable this feature through internet. But it consumes so much time since the size update is about 230Mb.
 The interesting thing is that actually the Windows 8 DVD contains Dot Net 3.5 Update setup but you can't use it directly. Which can only be used through cmd.

Update : This method is applicable to all Windows 8 Editions including RTM.



Follow the Instructions to install Dot Net framework 3.5 offline through cmd:

1. Insert Windows Developer Preview DVD into your drive.
2. Go to "C:\Windows\System32" and find cmd.exe.


3. Right click on the file and select Run As Administrator.
4. Copy and Paste following code in the cmd window :

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:Z:\sources\sxs


Change Z with your DVD RW Drive letter and press Enter key.
The process may take several minutes to finish. Restart your PC after the completion of the process.

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  2. Information about installing/enabling process of dot net framework 3.5 in windows 8 is very nice.. Thank you

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  3. ^^ Glad to know you like this :)

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  4. Very nice..

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  5. I cant do it..it shows error 87

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    1. Replace the above code with
      "Dism /online /enable-
      feature /
      featurename:NetFx3 /
      All /Source: Z:
      \sources\sxs /
      LimitAccess"

      Thanks for reporting.

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    2. I give it. but it also says the same thing. now what can i do?? please help me. Thanks.

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  6. pls csn u upload the an iso of the developer cd? my email is itemuagborAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Sorry, it is illegal to share a copyrighted item.
      You can download it directly from Microsoft using the link provided with the article.
      Hope you understand the risk.

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  9. thanks very much great job........

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  10. Great.........Thanks

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  11. How to install it using win xp3?? I am having the error "dism.exe is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." How can I get dism in win xp?

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    1. Dism is a built in command in following platforms
      * Windows Vista SP 1 or later
      * Windows 7
      * Windows Server 2008 RTM or Windows Server 2008 R2
      So you can use the command in following operating systems but not in Windows XP SP3.

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  12. I cant do it.dism error 14028.Why?So Please Your Help.

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  13. please help me,I have an error 14028.
    a component's file does not match the verification information present in the component manifest

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  14. Works Perfect

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  15. i have an error in 64bit architecture..please

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  16. Thanks A lot Bro.......

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  17. i can't do it! It says error 87 ..... Cannot find dism.log

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  18. DUDE YOU ARE A GOD!!!, i've been searching for a solution to this problem for nearly 4 week mate, I reallly appreciate your help, i've just subscribed to you on facebook now!!!

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  19. In my laptop it shows error 87

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  20. In my laptop it shows error 87 dism.log file could not be found?

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  21. I get the error message when I use the following command in Windows 8 CP for enabling DotNet 3.5

    dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /All /Source:E:\Sources\SxS /LimitAccess

    The Error message I get is
    A component's file does not match the verification information present in the co mponent manifest

    With Error:14028


    Please Help.....................................

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  22. I get this error message (codeNum: 14028) at 68,5 % completion, too.

    I used this command:
    dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\Sources\SxS /LimitAccess

    thanks in advance for your help

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  23. Dear Author,

    I am in great trouble, please help me. I am opening one of my software scoreis and it is giving me error like:

    CSC.exe - bad image
    C:\windows\microsoft.net\frameowrk\v2.0.50727\mscorpe.dll is either not desogned to run on windows or it contains an error. try installing the programme again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.
    Error status: 0xc000012f

    Please help me Abdur, system vendor is saying that install windows 7, company is saying that i have to work on this s/w immediately. I have tried a multiple ways.. but helpless and have a hope from your side. Please....

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  24. I think your .Net framework is corrupted. Please do the following to re-install it :
    1. Remove the existing .Net framework using .NET Framework Cleanup Tool .
    2. Install a clean copy of .Net frame work using this link.

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  25. thnx thnx thnx thnx thnx ......
    workd for me with win 8 x64.....
    thnx a lot mate........

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  26. it show errror on my pc at 66.8%

    Error: 0x800f081f

    The source files could not be found.
    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
    o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.


    what did a need to do now
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    1. m get same problem plzz..zzz help me too.. :(

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    2. Brother i solved my problem by changing the os so change the os..

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  27. I have the same problem Error: 0x800f081f, does anyone knows how to solve it. I have a 64 bits system

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  28. Thanks alot .u r d best.jibbie from Lagos ,Nigeria. code1111red@yahoo.com

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  29. i have problem on windows 8 enterprise???

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  30. It works for only 32 bits windows 8, what to for windows 8 64 bits????????

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  31. windows 8pro 64 bit not work

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  32. C:\Windows\system32>dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source
    :g:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Enabling feature(s)
    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Error: 0x800f0922

    DISM failed. No operation was performed.
    For more information, review the log file.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

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  33. great blog but does not work for windows 8 x64 .. .. ..

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  34. C:\>DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:E
    :\sources\sxs

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Enabling feature(s)
    [===========================65.8%====== ]

    I have run the above command to install Netframe 3.5 as follows, but I am unable to finish installing Netframe 3.5 with following error Message. E: is my Windows 8 Enterprise Edition DVD drive. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise Edition X64 in my PC successfully and it is running very smoothly so far. I don’t have any internet line.
    Is there anyone who can help me?
    Thanks
    Khasru

    Error: 0x800f081f
    The source files could not be found.
    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
    o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    C:\>

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  35. Seems Great post.. Still Now I had not found a genuine way. But at last find it on your blog

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  36. You can also try this, worked for me(windows 8)

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  37. it shows 60 % then....................
    ends up nothing.............

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  38. I get de report, : The online/enable/featurename option is unknown. pls help

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    1. Can you say exactly what is the error shown ?

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    i intall all version of net frame work but they not install some time error occour
    i really need ur help reply plzzzz

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