[Tutorial] How To Enable .NET Framework 2.0 And 3.5 In Microsoft Windows 8

You have probably noticed that many of older programs, when you try to install them under Windows 8 require previous versions of .NET Framework. In order to make their installation possible you will need to enable .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.5 inside Windows 8 and in this tutorial, I will show you how to do that.

To get started follow steps below:

Step 1: First bring up the Charm menu by pressing Win+C on your keyboard.

Step 2: Choose Search, then type control panel and open Control Panel from search results.

Step 3: From Control Panel window choose large icon view and open Programs and Features.

Step 4: From left panel choose Turn Windows features on or off.

Step 5: Now make sure that the option .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) is checked. Click OK to save changes.

Step 6: Windows will now ask you to downloaded files from Windows Update. Choose that and wait untill update is finished.

Step 7: Once the update process is finished make sure you restart your computer in order to .NET Framework installation take effect.

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