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How to Offline Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 11 with DISM

This post will show you how to install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 11 offline from an installation media with DISM. By default, Windows 11 only includes .NET Framework 4.8. However, there are still a huge number of useful apps built against the .NET framework v3.5.

Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10

How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10

Recent Windows 10 versions come with .NET framework 4.8 pre-installed, but many apps developed in Vista and Windows 7 era require the .NET framework v3.5 installed along with 4.8. Today, we will review a number of methods that can be used to get .NET framework 3.5 installed in Windows 10.

.NET Framework 3.5 is moving to its End of Support

Windows 10 comes with .NET framework 4.5 pre-installed, but many apps developed in Vista and Windows 7 era require the .NET framework v3.5 installed along with 4.5. These apps will not run unless you will install the required version. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, Microsoft considers the .NET Framework as a standalone product even though it ships with the operating system. It is on a different release and support schedule. The company has announced the End of Support date for version 3.5 of the product.

Find Which .NET Framework Versions Are Installed

As you may already know, you may have different .NET framework versions installed simultaneously. Many modern apps are built with .NET, so certain apps may require a specific .NET version. Without the proper .NET version, the app may run with issues or just won't start. Here are a number of ways to find which .NET framework versions you have installed.

.NET Framework 4.7.2 Offline Installer is out

Microsoft today released the final version of .NET Framework 4.7.2. The release is available for Windows 10 version 1709, 1703, 1607, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016. It is already integrated in Windows 10 version 1803. Here is how to get it.

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