This guide will assist you How to install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 11? Please follow this tutorial till the end. We are sure one of the suggested solutions will work out for you.
This tutorial is being made on Windows 11. The process is pretty the same for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.
Why .Net Framework 3.5 Is Required On Windows 11?
There are plenty of older third-party programs that are based on .Net Framework 3.5. These older third-party programs are of no use If version 3.5 is not installed or enabled on your copy of Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.
You will not be able to complete the installation without .Net Framework 3.5. The software will not run, Even if you manage to complete the installation.
Installing or enabling the .Net Framework is simple. Unfortunately, some Windows users have trouble installing it.
We will share 4 ways to install or enable Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 11 and other Windows versions.
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Enable Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 Via Turn Windows Features On Or Off Utility
Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8.1 come pre-installed with .Net Framework 3.5. You just need to enable it in the Turn Windows Features On Or Off utility.
If it is not already installed due to any reason, When you try to enable it, Windows updates will download and install it on its own.
You just need to make sure you are connected to a reliable internet connection. To enable it, Go to the Control Panel.
Once you get into the Control Panel, Switch the Control Panel view from Category to Large Icons or Small Icons.
Open up Programs And Features utility.
Click on Turn Windows Features On Or Off.
Find and check mark .Net Framework 3.5 (Includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0) option.
Click OK to begin. If it is not already installed, Windows updates will first download and then install it.
Restart your device. You should not face any hurdle If your internet is stable and other things are fine. Let’s try out the next solution If it does not work out for you.
Let The Software Download And Install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5
Begin installing the software and when it requires .Net Framework, Click on download and install This Features and let it download and install .Net Framework 3.5.
You will have no issue If you are connected to reliable internet with decent download speed.
The installation should be completed successfully.
Let’s move on to the next solution to install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5, If it fails.
Use The Offline Installer Of Microsoft .Net Framework For Installation
Use the offline installer of Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5. Without internet connectivity, You can easily install version 3.5 within a few minutes.
Download Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5
You can download Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 from here.
Allow Windows Download And Install Updates (Don’t Pause Windows Updates)
It would be no exaggeration to say that the majority of Windows users don’t like Windows auto-updates. They have disabled or paused Windows auto-updates.
We suggest enabling Windows auto-updates. Windows updates will download and install required all core components including .Net Framework on its own. Keeping Windows up to date makes Windows stable and free of errors.
Use Windows 11 Installation (Installation DVD, Bootable USB Drive, The ISO Image File) To Install .Net Framework 3.5
Windows bootable USB, installation media DVD, or Windows ISO image files can come in handy for error-free and quick .Net Framework 3.5 installation.
The best part is that this method does not require you to be connected to the internet. It can be installed without having to download it.
We are using the ISO Image file of Windows 11 for demonstrating purposes. You can use the Windows bootable USB or installation media DVD. As well as you need to have administrative privileges to run the command prompt as administrator.
Double click on the ISO image file to mount it as a virtual drive.
Go to the start menu type in CMD to search for the command prompt.
Right-click on the command prompt and open it as Administrator.
After launching CMD, Type this command.
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
Next to Source, Please replace C with DVD, USB or virtual DVD drive letter and press Enter key to begin the installation.
The process takes 5 to 10 minutes.
We hope one of the suggested solutions works out for you and this guide manages to help you successfully install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.
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