Windows 10: Install .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1)

Some software requires the prior installation of the .NET Framework component. This peculiarity of software for Windows is linked to a specific version of the package. Older programs will require an older version of .NET Framework which is not preinstalled by default on Windows 10.

This tutorial explains how install an older version of .NET Framework on Windows 10. The 3.5 package will also install versions 2.0 and 3.0. This page presents four ways to install this feature on a Windows 10 machine. The first being the easiest and the last the most complicated but works every time. We can therefore follow this procedure to install NET Framework 2.0 on Windows 10, a component sometimes requested by old applications for Windows 7.

This NET Framework component is required to install Microsoft software, such as Windows Live Mail, MovieMaker, SQL Server

Install .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) on Windows 10

“Download” method

1. Download this program (guaranteed virus-free):

Download “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1” netframework35.exe – Downloaded 1096172 times – 3 MB

2. Install it.


“Windows 10” method

1. Open the start menu, Settings.

WF tutorial Windows 10 start menu Settings Control Panel

2. Choose System.

Windows 10 System settings

3. In the left menu, click on Apps and Features. Under the title, click on Manage optional features.

windows 10 tutorial add extra feature

4. Click on “ Add a feature to list available applications.

windows 10 tutorial add extra feature

5. Click on “ .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) » and the button To install.

Windows 10 tutorial install NET Framework 2.0 3.0 3.5

Method Windows old version

1. Open the Control panel, Programs and Features (or run appwiz.cpl).

2. Open Enable or disable Windows features from the left menu.

3. Check “ .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) »And validate by okay.

windows 10 tutorial install net framework 3.5 2.0 3.0

Command line offline method

1. Insert the DVD, USB key or load theISO of the installation of Windows 10. It is possible to create a USB key with the correct version of Windows 10 or a USB key with Windows Server 2019.

2. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator.

Windows 10 cmd command prompt as administrator

3. Run the command:

DISM /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /Source:D:sourcessxs /LimitAccess

Windows 10 install NET Framework cmd command

Of course, you have to adapt the command according to the letter of your drive which contains the installation of W10. In our example, it is D: but change the /Source parameter to match the correct computer drive letter.