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How to Download and Install .net framework 3.5.1 externally

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    How to Download and Install .net framework 3.5.1 externally


    Can I download and install .net framework 3.5.1 externally which is required by some programs to run in windows 8, the problem is I'm not able to download it internally because I've a really slow connection.Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    I've already tried this http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...dotnetfx35.exe from Download Confirmation - Microsoft Download Center
    235mb of download took 9 hours for me to download so you can understand my problem of not downloading internally.
    Can I copy some files from win 7 partition to win 8 so that this runs or can anyone give me a direct link so that I can download with download manager and install it later.

    Thanks all

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    All I did was check the box.

    I dunno about a slow connection (though I have one, relatively speaking - 3MBps) and it only took 8 minutes or so.
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    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    You say 3MBps, we are talking about Dial up here in Remote part of India
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    I did the same as mikedl. It still does not show up in "programs and features" as being installed and I also get the message when trying to load certain programs. I downloaded 3.5.1 again from Microsoft's pages but , although it is a standard .exe, it refused to run, even in a choice of compatibility modes.

    But Net framework 4 is built in to Windows 8. So I think the problem is with the particular software that produces the popup. Maybe eventually (Hopeful) the software will be updated. Only one that does it to me is snagit.
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    Downloading from MS pages is not helping, I think it needs to be downloaded and installed internally, I was able to download and install internally or automatic mode going to my friend's house and now most of my programs work but still need a solution for external download
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    Quote Originally Posted by paarkhi View Post
    You say 3MBps, we are talking about Dial up here in Remote part of India
    Yeah, paarkhi, I can see an issue with that. My apologies. I can't really help with a local install as I've only done the "check the box" in "Programs and Features" and let it install.

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I did the same as mikedl. It still does not show up in "programs and features" as being installed and I also get the message when trying to load certain programs. I downloaded 3.5.1 again from Microsoft's pages but , although it is a standard .exe, it refused to run, even in a choice of compatibility modes.
    Dave, it shows up as installed, for me, as I presented in the screenshot above. Am I missing something?
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    I have problem too. I downloaded .Net 4 and install, it said .Net 4 is already install, but program still need Enable .Net 3.5.1
    Run program again, and let it download automatic and enable .Net 3.5.1 by windows update but have to wait a few mins
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    "Dave, it shows up as installed, for me, as I presented in the screenshot above. Am I missing something? "


    No. I don't mean that screen. That only says it is available. But after running that, I still had no indication that it had been installed, in the "Programs and Features" window. (As it does (show) in Windows 7. ))
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl
    Dave, it shows up as installed, for me, as I presented in the screenshot above. Am I missing something?
    No. I don't mean that screen. That only says it is available. But after running that, I still had no indication that it had been installed, in the "Programs and Features" window. (As it does (show) in Windows 7. ))
    That is where we differ, dave. When I first went to "Programs and Features" and, then "Turn Windows Features On or Off," the Dot Net 3.51 box wasn't checked.
    After checking it, and Windows contacting Windows Update, 8 minutes later, when I looked at it, it was shown as installed just as I presented in the Screen Cap earlier.
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    Semarang
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    Main Point


    Here's the exact point.
    We're here because we're trying to find out a solution about installing NET.Framework 3.5 without accessing the internet. Is it possible or is it not, right ?

    So the relevant answer is should be possible or impossible, right ?
    If it is possible, how then ?

    I have the same problem too, and figuring out is still a matter for me.
    Maybe microsoft made it so, for beneficial reason, I don't know.

    Is there anyone has an answer for this yet, so far ?
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