How to download .NET Framework 3.5 and latest netframeworks

According to Wikipedia, MS started developing .NET Framework in late 1990s and they release first beta version in 2001.

Since then, there are multiple Windows applications which require .NET Framework to be installed on the systems.

There are different versions of Framework, first version was .net framework 1.0 and latest one is 4.7

We can install .NET Framework by downloading its setup from MS website. There are 2 types of installation methods.

Online

We have to download installer from MS website and then installer will connect to MS servers for the installation.

But, There are 2 cons for this kind of installation.

  1. We should be connected to the internet.
  2. We do not get full set up files.

In case, we have to install it on more than one system, then we have to again connect to the Internet, download installer and then installation.aha.

Offline

We can download the full package from the MS website and do the installation as many times. We can save this for future use and can do installation on many systems and with no Internet connection every time.

So, below are the links for each of the versions, and of course it's Offline.

.NET Framework 2.0 Setup

.NET Framework 3.5 Setup Service Pack 1

.NET Framework 3.5 Setup

.NET Framework 4.0 Setup

.NET Framework 4.5 Setup

.NET Framework 4.5.1 (Offline Installer)

.NET Framework 4.5.2 (Offline Installer)

.NET Framework 4.6

.NET Framework 4.6.2

.NET Framework 4.7

You can get below error while installation of .NET Framework 4.7.

Setup cannot continue because a dependent needs to be installed before you c​an install this product on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

.net framework 4.7 error

So, there is an dependency on D3DComplier and you should have latest update for this.

You should install latest version of D3DComplier which is located on %windir%system32D3DCompiler_47.dll file for WPF.

  • For Windows 7 SP1 x86, use the link here
  • On Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, use the link here.
  • To install on Windows Server 2012 x64, use the link here use the link here.

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Then, Installation of the Framework is pretty much easy like other MS applications and you know this. 🙂