This video will show you how to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10. It includes the following:

  1. .NET Framework Installation
  2. .NET Framework 3.5

What is the .NET Framework?

Microsoft’s .NET Framework is a developer platform and software framework that is made up of a series of tools, programming languages, and content libraries for building and developing different types of applications for various devices capable of running .NET Framework.

Microsoft began developing the .NET Framework between 1990 and 1997. By late 2000, the beta version of .NET 1.0 was released. The original name was coined, “Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS)”, which was part of the .NET strategy. Microsoft’s .NET Framework began as proprietary software and led to a family of .NET platforms that targeted mobile computing, embedded devices, and alternative operating systems.

There are varying implementations of the framework, each one allows .NET code to execute in different places – Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and more.

  1. .NET Framework is the original implementation of the .NET library. It runs on websites, services, and desktop apps.
  2. .NET Core focuses on cross-platform implementation, for running websites, services, and console apps on Windows, Linux, and macOS.
  3. Xamarin/Mono is another implementation for running apps on all mobile operating systems like Android and iOS.
  4. .NET Standard is a formal specification of common .NET implementation APIs.

.NET Framework also provides a runtime environment for applications, which provides a virtual machine-like sandbox that allows applications to run.


How to install .NET Framework

Install NET Framework through Windows Update on the latest Windows 10 OS. Otherwise, you can follow the video guide, or the written guide below to install the framework:

  1. All .NET Frameworks can be downloaded from here.
  2. Once downloaded, open up the installer package and .NET Framework Runtime will begin to install.
  3. After the installation, it is advised to restart your PC.