Installing .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Jaime Rodriguez
On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7

Installing .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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[I am traveling today, so it might be a one-off due to low band-width at the hotel, but in case it helps others]

I was installing Live writer and got a prompt to install the .NET Framework 3.5, I agreed to do that and got a “following feature could not be installed. Error: 0x800F0906.

Fortunately, I still had the ISO from when I installed consumer preview , so I used the local sources.
If you see the error above, try this from an elevated command prompt.

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:h:\sources\sxs
where “h” is the drive where you have your win8 installation files (or where the iso is mounted, replace the path appropriately ).

 

Happy Windows 8 coding!

  • Oh those magic command lines! :)

    Saved my day!

  • GREAT!! been dealing with this issue for a couple of days now. Problem solved

  • perfect - problem solved. thanks.

    had a "windows couldn't connect to the internet to download necessary files."

  • Good method!

    Installation of many programs like games and Autocad 2012 need support of this feature.

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