.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer for Windows 8.1
The .NET Framework is an integral part of many applications running on Windows and provides common functionality for those applications to run. For developers, the .NET Framework provides a consistent programming model for building applications. if you are using the Windows operating system, the .NET Framework may already be installed on your computer. Specifically, the .NET Framework 4.5 is included with Windows 8 and the .NET Framework 4.5.1 is included with Windows 8.1.
The .NET Framework 3.5, however, is not automatically installed with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, and must be separately enabled to run applications that depend on it. This must happen through Windows Update, which is invoked in one of three ways. All of these require an Internet connection: <– Source
There are 2 buttons given to install the .NET Framework version or to skip the installation. If you decide to install it, Windows tries to connect to Internet to download the setup files of .NET Framework 3.5.
That’s strange because Windows 8 setup contains .NET Framework 3.5 setup files but still Windows tries to connect to Internet. It would have been better and easier if Windows 8 installed the .NET Framework 3.5 without Internet connection just like it does for other Windows components such as Media Center, Internet Explorer, etc which can be installed or uninstalled using “Programs and Features” applet in Control Panel.
If you don’t have an Internet connection or if you don’t want to waste time and bandwidth in downloading the setup files, here is a way to install .NET Framework 3.5 offline in Windows 8.
So I created this tool to install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 without any need of Internet connection. You can install it offline with the a single Click. This method requires Windows 8 setup disc or file so make sure you have Windows 8 setup files with you.
download the tool below and follow the steps provided in its interface
.net framework 3.5 offline installer for windows 8.1 Lite:
dotNetFx35Installer 38 KB
when finish you will get this screen
close it. close the application and ENJOY
.net framework 3.5 offline installer for windows 8.1