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fafhrd

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Screenshot (10).png My Packard Bell updater needs .NET framework 2.0 (included in .NET framework 3.5) - Windows Features goes to Windows Update and fails. First automatically when the program requests the missing feature. Secondly when I go to Windows Control Panel Features and try to update directly.

My Windows To Go RP is otherwise fine.

Downloaded the full .Net framework 3.5 installer package (237 MB) -which stalled at 87.8% on the first attempt. 2nd attempt OK.

On trying to run the package, Windows Features kicks in asks to download the files from windows update then fails again.

Screenshot (11).png 7-Zip shows that the installer is nested deep in the setup installer executable! - and the Windows Update Standalone Installers found within do not work failing with access denied 0x80070005 error.

So how can the .Net framework 3.5 be installed?
 

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brummyfan

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You could try installing in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
 

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fafhrd

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Yep - tried it. - same problem, will not install directly but goes through the windows features download routine.

Just looking at the download DVD iso contents there is a sources\sxs\ folder with a whole slew of folders starting x86_netfx35... so I wonder if they can be installed using dism - can anyone help?
 
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fafhrd

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I seem to have done it with DISM.

Screenshot (12).png

It still feels like Windows 8 is taking me back in a timewarp, back to about 2002, and turning into something like Suse Linux 7. We shouldn't have to do things like:

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

when there's a button to check in Control Panel. That's programmer's work, not end-users!
 

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    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

blueis

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I seem to have done it with DISM.

View attachment 6588

It still feels like Windows 8 is taking me back in a timewarp, back to about 2002, and turning into something like Suse Linux 7. We shouldn't have to do things like:

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

when there's a button to check in Control Panel. That's programmer's work, not end-users!

Thanks for your instructions. This solved my problem also. I think it's not programmer's work because I'm a programmer :p It's must be... professional's work or expert's work :D
 

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WhiteStar Magic

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I'm running Win-8/Pro 64. Installed Net Framework 3.5 (using the Full Install from MS) which auto updated to Net Framework 4.5.
I use applications which require Net 3.51 or better and have a couple that require Net 2.0. Have not had any issues with how Net was installed or implemented on Win-8.

To check the state of it, go to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features" and open the "Turn Windows features on or off" which will list the versions of Net installed. See attached image.

Hope it Helps, Good Luck.

Win-8_cp_features.PNG
 

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