How to Enable .net Framework 3.5.1 Offline in Windows 8,8.1

Posted: December 22, 2014 in hacking, networking, programming

Many of us are using Windows 8 Developer or Consumer Preview.While using Windows 8 Beta version,sometimes you will get the message to install .net framework,for running those applications which require .net Framework to operate.
But it becomes quite difficult for us to download and install Microsoft .net Framework online.There can be many reason for that.
Know here question arises that Windows 8 comes with pre-installed .net framework application,then why it is asking for re-installation.It is because Windows 8 beta Setup doesn’t install the .net
Framework,we have to manually install it.

How to Install / Enable .net framework 3.5.1 in Offline mode

Go on “Search” Option of Windows 8 and type cmd

Now Right click on the “cmd” and if you are using Windows 8 Developer Preview then click on Advanced and after that click “Run as Administrator”.If you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview then after right click on “cmd” click on Run as administrator option.
Insert your Windows 8 Installation Disc in the Drive
Now enter the Following command in “cmd”

Code:

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

Please note:- Letter “G” in above command is the drive letter in which your Windows 8 installation Disc has been inserted.

Just click Enter button after writing the commands.
Wait for a minute and your .net Framework will be installed.

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