Download .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 10

Download and install NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 10In this tutorial there are three simple ways to download Microsoft .NET Framework for Windows 10 x64 and x86 and get it installed, even if you experience any issues or errors doing so.

Install .NET Framework 3.5 using system components installer in Windows 10

Thought it doesn’t work for everyone (there might be errors when installing this way) this one is the official way Microsoft offers to download .NET Framework 3.5 components for Windows 10.

  1. Rich-click start button and select “Control Panel” from context menu.
  2. Set “Icons” in control panel “View by” field then select “Programs and Features” item. Programs and features in Windows 10 contol panel
  3. On the left pane click “Turn Windows features on or off”. Enable Windows 10 features
  4. Check .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10 components list then click Ok. Install .NET Framework for Windows 10

Necessary files will be automatically downloaded from Microsoft’s website and installed within Windows 10 operating system.

Sometimes it occurs that .NET Framework won’t install from Windows 10 features with various error codes. In most cases it caused by missing kb30005628 update which can be downloaded and installed manually from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3005628 (there are 2 separate downloads of this update for Windows 10 x64 and Windows 10 x86).

Download .NET Framework 3.5 standalone installer

You may download .NET Framework 3.5 standalone installer from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21

If it fails to install due to unsupported Windows version, give a try to Windows 10 compatibility mode, it should help.

Use .NET Framework 3.5 from Missed features installer 10

Missed Features Installer 10 is a free third-party tool to install various OS components that were available in previous versions but are missing in Windows 10. There are .NET Framework for Windows 10 among them as well.

Just download Missed Features Installer 10 from mfi.webs.com, mount an ISO (just double-click it in Windows 10) and choose .NET Framework 3.5. The installation usually causes no errors even when the “official” ways to get .NET 3.5 fail.

One more thing: if none of the methods above helped, try Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30135

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