Enable .NET Framework 3.5 On Windows systems


  1. i log into windows 8 with built-in administrator account but i can’t run metro apps. can you help me?

  2. Thanks Kapil!!! Now I My old programs works… Great tutorial… any way this problem has already been solved in developer preview version. Thanks… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yes, UAC are adjusted to always notify level… but when click on metro-tiles show message that “you must sign-in with another account and try again.”

  4. When i login with a standard user, i can access to metro apps. but when login with administrator built-in account i can’t use metro apps.

  5. But i got an error like this………….

    C:Windowssystem32>dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:tempsxs/LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.8250.0

    Image Version: 6.2.8250.0

    Enabling feature(s)
    [===========================65.8%====== ]

    Error: 0x800f0906

    The source files could not be downloaded.
    Use the /source option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. The file location should be either the root dire
    ctory of a mounted image or a component store that has the Windows Side-by-Side directory as an immediate subfolder.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:WindowsLogsDISMdism.log

  6. But this procedure works for me……….

    Update: Here is how to enable .Net 3.5.1 on offline systems.

    All you need is windows 8 CP installation media,

    First of all create โ€œnet35? folder in C drive.

    Now open command prompt using Win +R, type and execute the following

    command line

    xcopy H:sourcessxs*.* c:net35 /s

    where H is DVD drive, it takes sometime for all files to copied you need to be


    After all files are copied open command prompt with admin privileges and

    type and execute following command line

    Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:net35

    /LimitAccess ”

    But, i want to know is, What is the difference between these two?

  7. it says…..”Error 14028
    A component’s file does not match the verification information present in the component manifest”

    Can u help me?

  8. i download the offline installer of .net framework 3.5 231 Mb but when i run it, windows says:-

    an app on your pc needs following window feature

    net framework 3.5

    install this feature

    skip the instalation

    help me

  9. C:Windowssystem32>dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:tempsxs/LimitAccess

    this code is work when you have already downloaded the netfx3 from net..

  10. I have followed these steps a 100 times referring to almost every site but still unable to use this feature. Every time I get an error “Source file could not be downloaded, error 0x800f0906” help me out with this as i want to change FIFA 13 settings which require dotnet 3.5.

  11. This helped me. Nothing else worked! I had to copy to hard drive and then use that source to make it work.

    Thanks a lot!

  12. Thank you soooo much for this been trying to do this for 2 days using dism but direct from the installation media witch failed so again thanks

  13. hey it perfectly worked for me after scouring the net for this problem for two days and spending around 500mb data trying to download the .netfx redistributables. thank you for sharing !!

  14. Hi Kapil,
    I have installed .NET 3.5 Framework cause I couldn’t use Nitro PDF or IDM. I don’t have iso of Windows 8 or 8.1 (I’m running on 8.1) Is there anyway I can use the abovementioned programs without any hassle?
    Please help me

  15. Reviving a dead thread because it’s still an issue today.

    I think Udiee is saying all three are causing errors.

    My spacing is correct, and I’m getting the following:
    C:WINDOWSsystem32>Dism /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /Source:G:sou
    rcessxs /LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031

    Error: 87

    The enable-feature option is unknown.
    For more information, refer to the help by running DISM.exe /?.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:WINDOWSLogsDISMdism.log

    C:WINDOWSsystem32>DISM /Online /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:g

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.17031

    Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

    Error: 87

    The featurename option is unknown.
    For more information, refer to the help by running DISM.exe /?.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:WINDOWSLogsDISMdism.log

    I haven’t found a solution yet, but since the original author is probably offering that they’re getting all three errors, I believe your response about checking whitespace is misplaced.

    In my case, it certainly is. Machine is recently reinstalled on a new SSD, I don’t have any recollection of how I originally got it to work. No useful information on what’s actually broken, either.

    I did remove my WSUS configuration so Windows Update runs from the Microsoft servers, to no avail. Something to try, though.

  16. please help me d ont work for me say it error 87 and the log file can t be found at windowslogdismdism.log

  17. The question here is this. Why on earth would stupid giant company like Microsoft create a Windows without this software enabled?

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