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How to activate .NET 3.5 in Windows 8?

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I am trying to activate .NET 3.5 in my Windows 8 Enterprise to be able to use Corel 6 on my machine. The Internet activation option doesn't seem to work so I have found a way to activate it manually. Has anyone an idea how to work around this?

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Please follow the official steps from a Technet blog post to enable online and offline activation for .NET 3.5. You will need to have an installation DVD nearby because you will need it.

For a fast way of activating it offline, please follow these steps.

  1. Insert the installation DVD
  2. Open a command prompt with elevated access and type : dism /online /get-features |more to check the state of the netfx3 package
  3. Use this command ** xcopy d:\sxs*.* c:\sxs /s** (D is the letter of your DVD-ROM, replace it with the one of your DRIVE if necessary)
  4. Wait for the copy process to finish, then type dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /SourceC:\sxs /LimitAccess and your .NET 3.5 will be activated offline.
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thanks David....your solution works out fine....xoxo

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