How to Install Offline NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10

NET Framework software is a programming framework developed by Microsoft. This software package enables a Console, Web Application, or Mobile-based application to run on the Windows operating system.

How to Install Offline NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10

How to Install Offline .NET Framework 3.5

If you are running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you will encounter the problem in the image below when you want to run a 3rd party software that requires Microsoft DotNet.

Windows Features

In the image above, you can see that a program you are trying to install requires this package. There are two options here;

The first option has the Install this button. If you want to connect to the Internet and install the package, you can continue with this option. However, the Windows Update service must be running. You can check if the Windows Update service is active by typing services.msc in the Run window and checking the Windows Update option in the Services window that opens.

The second option is to skip installation by clicking Skip This Installation.

If the Windows operating system on your computer is original, we recommend that you continue with the first option. If you have shut down your operating system’s Windows Update service, you will have to add this package to your system without the Internet.

You can also install the NET Framework offline to maintain the limit of your Internet quota, even if you are using a genuine Windows operating system.

Installing DotNet without Internet on Windows 10

You can install on Windows 10 operating system in two different ways. The first is to use the Windows Setup media. The second option is to download and install an Offline package.

Follow the steps below to perform the step-by-step installation using Windows 10 Setup Media.

   Step 1

Insert the Windows 7/8 / 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system installation media into your CD/DVD device. If you do not have Windows installation media, you can also use the ISO file.

To mount the Windows 8.1 or 10 ISO file to your system, right-click/mount on the ISO file.

Mount Windows ISO File

   Step 2

Click on my computer and check the drive letter of the mounted ISO file.

Check DVD Letter

   Step 3

To run the CMD prompt as an administrator, right-click on the Start menu and then click Command Prompt (Administrator).

Command Prompt (Administrator)

   Step 4

After the CMD command prompt opens, type the following command for offline installation and press Enter. Make sure you type the drive letter in the Source section correctly.

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:F:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

 
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:F:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

   Step 5

Start the installation after checking the drive letter.

Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool

   Step 6

You have successfully completed DotNet installation on the Windows 8.1/10 operating system without the Internet!

Image Version

   Step 7

To verify whether the required package has added to the system, right-click on the Start menu and then click Programs and Features.

Programs and Features

   Step 8

In the window that opens, click Turn Windows features on or off.

Turn Windows features on or off

   Step 9

You can verify from the following image that the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) installed on your computer.

.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

   Ready CMD File Download

If you want to do the installation without writing code, click the button below to download the cmd file to your computer. Before running the CMD file, insert the drive letter assigned to your Windows installation media into the code and save the file.

Run the CMD file as an administrator and complete the installation.

CMD File Download

Running CMD File as Administrator

How to Install .NET Framework using DISM ⇒ Video

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   Final Word


In this article, we have installed DotNet on Windows operating systems for 3rd party software. In our next article, we will install it using an Offline package. Thanks for following us!

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