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Net 3.5 , windows 8 , 64 bit - unable to install

  1. #1

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    Net 3.5 , windows 8 , 64 bit - unable to install

    This one has me scratching my head.....

    Just upgraded my sons PC to win 8.1 64 bit , updated with a clean install..

    We need Net 3.5 , but of course....can't download and install....

    We try using control panel , windows features , but it keeps reporting that it's not connected to the internet , funnily enough , EVERY SINGLE OTHER feature works....install / issues....

    So , off into offline mode...command prompt run as administrator

    Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:Z:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    Cannot run 32 bit DISM in a 64 bit OS!

    switch directories to c:\windows\sysnative\

    Windows 8 DVD is in , drive letter Z

    Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:Z:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    starts up , gets to 65.5% on the bar......unable to find...blah blah blah...basically says the item isn't on the DvD....

    I'm stuck....hoping anyone else has any idea...if not I'm going to have to restore his old OS after a day spent installing and patching 8.0 and 8.1..

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    You can try to download and manually install it.
    Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Program Files
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  3. #3

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    Just an update , 3 days of trying and I had to admit defeat , I gave up and restored his system back to win 7 as he needed his PC back.

    I checked the package that SFC was using to check for net 3.5 and it came up thats net 3.5 was disabled, removed.

    So the actual files weren't even there , even on the Window 8 update ISO that was downloaded and written to DVD from Microsofts own Windows 8 website.

    SFC/Dism had nothing to work with and refused to download them from MS at all...
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  4. #4

    Did you try with this: Download Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center ??? I have .net 3.5 SP1 running just fine here. Before, while on Win8 I had heck of a time trying to install it with the full installer from MS, it took 3 tries but it worked in the end. Downloaded it from here: Download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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Net 3.5 , windows 8 , 64 bit - unable to install

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