Install .NET Framework 3.5 On Windows 11, Windows 10 Without Internet

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.Net Framework 3.5 is a very essential feature of Windows. Applications written in .Net framework will require this feature be enabled in Windows to run.

We will look into, how we can install Install .NET Framework 3.5 On Windows 11, 10 or 8 without internet. To be able to do this, we will need the Windows installation media/files on the said PC.

Requiremens To Install .Net Framework Offline.

  1. Windows Installation Files (Extracted some where)
  2. OS: At least Windows 8

So lets jusmp right into it.


To use the Windows installation media as the file source when you enable the .NET Framework 3.5 feature, mount the ISO or write the ISO on a USB stick.


Follow the below steps carefully.

  1. Mount the Windows setup ISO or Insert the USB with Windows Installation files. (My files are in "E:")
  2. Run CMD as admin. Like in the image below.
  3. Copy and paste the below command in the CMD. (Replace "YourDrive")
    Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:(YourDrive):\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
    In this command, replace (YourDrive) the drive letter for the setup files. For example, my command would be according to the above screenshots,
    #As in my case
    Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
  4. Now wait for the process to finish and you are done.

Thank you for following the guide, hope you were successful. Have a great day.

2 comments:

  1. icrosoft Windows [Version 10.0.21996.1]
    (c) Microsoft Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.

    C:\Windows\system32>Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:G:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.21996.1

    Image Version: 10.0.21996.1

    Enabling feature(s)
    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Error: 0x800f081f

    The source files could not be found.
    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    C:\Windows\system32>

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  2. icrosoft Windows [Version 10.0.21996.1]
    (c) Microsoft Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.

    C:\Windows\system32>Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:G:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.21996.1

    Image Version: 10.0.21996.1

    Enabling feature(s)
    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Error: 0x800f081f

    The source files could not be found.
    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    C:\Windows\system32>

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