Enable .NET Framework 3.5 by using Control Panel and Windows Update (Windows 8 only)

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

For an installation of Windows® 8 that has an Internet connection, the easiest way to add .NET Framework 3.5 is to download the required files by using Control Panel and Windows Update.

  1. On the Start Screen type turn on windows features, select Settings in the Search pane, and click on Turn Windows features on or off.

    The wizard will search for required files and then prompt you to download the files through Windows Update.

  2. In Windows Update, select Download Files.

  3. After the wizard completes, click Finish.

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