Someone in my office asked me to install dot net framework 3.5 and I said ok I will do that. I downloaded the “dot net framework 3.5” from Microsoft and started installation it was 6mb file so I thought it’s ok it won’t give any problem but when I started installation it said it need to download the rest of the setup and it will download some 60MB data. If its once in a while I could have allowed it but It was not a onetime setup so I looked for its offline solution and simply I got that.
This offline setup contains 32 bit and 64 bit both the version of dot net framework 3.5
You simply need to download this setup from here.
alternatively you can download it from rapidshare that I uploaded
After download just run this setup it will extract the setup and then it will start the installation after few steps it will say it need to download the setup that is of some 60MB around don’t get panic . It’s not going to download that and simply click on next. It will pick required files from the extracted setup and in few second it will say its downloaded and you can disconnect from the internet.
Things to remember
1) You will need to close MS office applications so save them and then run it.
2) Dot.net framework complete package is of around 200 MB so make sure you really want to download this 200MB file.
3) Backing up your data is always a good idea.