A very (very) short blog post because I recently installed the Technical preview of Windows 10. While re-installing all my applciations, I have been asked to install dotnet 3.5. I thought I would document it here.

How to install dotnet 3.5 on windows 10

There are several way’s of doing it,

  • Graphically through the control panel (didn’t worked for me).
  • Downloading it and installaing from the web. Somehow, that didn’t worked either for me.
  • DISM –> that worked!

How to install dotnet 3.5 on Windows 10 using dism :

Simply mount the Windows 10 iso, or plug in the usb key drive and type in the following in a elevated powershell prompt :

[stextbox id=”note”]Be sure that your ISO or usb key is pointing to D, otherwise be sure to adapt the line above[/stextbox].



By | 2016-10-19T21:00:15+00:00 October 9th, 2014|PowerShell|7 Comments

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  1. fallen00sniper January 29, 2017 at 12:18 am - Reply

    thank you, same command as the one on winaero, but using powershell made it work… much appreciated.

  2. Mbua January 13, 2016 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Dism didnt wook for me..

    Error: 193

    An error occurred while attempting to start the servicing process for the image located at C:\.
    For more information, review the log file.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

  3. Maikel October 18, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Stephane, Trying to set this up in build 10240, tried everything, did not work. All I’m left with is reparing windows 10 with in “in-place-upgrade” to thesame version. However since this would be an impossible task with 100s of systems when stresses for time, I look for something like a hotfix, have you come across any new solutions?

  4. The Dogman August 5, 2015 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Did not work for me … Error: 0x8000ffff

    • Stephane August 5, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Hi, Dogman.
      When you used the dism command? How did you fixed your issue?

  5. Dyzie Magela January 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    This worked for me but I had to remove the LimitAccess option because it was not supported

    • Stephane January 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your feedback dyzie 🙂

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