DotNet3.5 framework failing to install on Windows 8.1

Running to funny problem with installation of DotNet framework 3.5 on some machines that have been upgraded or are running [easyazon-link asin=”B00F3ZN0CC” locale=”us”] Windows 8.1 [/easyazon-link]. Some applications required to have installed this DotNet framework in order to run and it is failing to install via updates, adding features as well if downloaded as a full 231MB package.

Here is solution to the problem:

  • Insert the installtion media with [easyazon-link asin=”1449371620″ locale=”us”] Windows 8.1 [/easyazon-link]¬†into your DVD-Rom drive
  • Open CMD as Administrator
  • Run this command in order to install the framework on your [easyazon-link asin=”1939791073″ locale=”us”] Windows 8.1 [/easyazon-link]¬†machine
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:f:sourcessxs /LimitAccess

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Note “f:” – represents the DVD-ROM drive letter on my machine so if your DVD-ROM is E: or D: use that letter. Once you run the command it will take some time, you will see it jumps to 60% progress and from there it takes good 3-4 minutes to complete. Once completed – you will see notification on that screen that operation completed successfully. Now the DotNet framework is installed on your machine and you can proceed with installation of applications.

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