Solved Problem adding .NET Framework 3.5 to Windows 8

Dell / LATITUDE E6400
May 28, 2013 at 17:05:29
Specs: Windows 8 Professional 64-Bit, 2.6 GHz/ 4 GB
Hello all,
I have a Dell Latitude that I recently upgraded to Windows 8. I've been trying to add the .NET framework 3.0 to the OS, but it won't work, saying that the "Source files could not be downloaded." I've also done the command line trick with dism.exe to install it offline, but even when I mount a clean Windows 8 DVD image, I'll still get the error that the files could not be found. I'm pointing it to the F:\sources\sxs folder, where F: is the drive letter. I get error 0x800f081f. I've tried using different ISOs of Windows 8, but they still have the same error. Any ideas?

Thanks,
RMT2

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May 29, 2013 at 14:41:54
To follow up, downloading the 64-bit evaluation ISO did work perfectly! The DVD I used to install Windows 8 was a 32-64 bit combo, and the eval ISO I used was 32-bit, which explains why they wouldn't work. Thanks for the help everyone!

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May 28, 2013 at 17:17:45
Upgraded to Win8 or clean install of Win8? ISOs? Are these legal copies of Windows?

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/i...


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May 28, 2013 at 18:33:28
@riider: This is a clean install. The machine use to run Windows 7, then I formatted the HDD. And I am using an eval ISO of Windows 8 to mount. I've also tried with the DVD I used to install Windows 8 and I get the same error. I also have tried downloading the .NET through that window in the link, but it just says that it failed to download files and to check your internet connection, even though my internet connection is working fine.

@phil22: I have tried the command listed on that page but it still says the source files could not be found.

Any more ideas? Thanks!

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May 28, 2013 at 19:30:52

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May 28, 2013 at 19:46:41
That command didn't work either, even with copying the files to my HDD. I got the same error as above. I saw on this thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/3373-73-install-framework):

well, as i told in my last post, a friend of mine installed the 64 bits edition from a disc containing both versions. when he tried to use the cmd to install the framework it did not work. he got a friend´s disc containing ONLY the 64 bits edition, repeated the process an VOILÁ!!! the problem seems to be that the sxs folder on the disc with both versions, does not have all the files necessaries to install the framework. in fact if you compare both folders ( in the 2 disc, which he did) you will see differences in the size, and names of the files. get a 64 bits disc, even borrowed and try it.

So from what it looks like above I might need a 64-bit only DVD to get the .NET installed. I will try downloading a 64-bit trial evaluation ISO tomorrow and let you know how it works. Thanks!

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To follow up, downloading the 64-bit evaluation ISO did work perfectly! The DVD I used to install Windows 8 was a 32-64 bit combo, and the eval ISO I used was 32-bit, which explains why they wouldn't work. Thanks for the help everyone!

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