Can someone please advise the url to download .net framework 3.5? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have .Net Framework 3.0 installed and need to update it to 3.5 so I can trial a product which requires it.  I have XP Professional.  When I try to update the file from within the control panel/add remove programs, the product updates link: is broken and takes me .  

    I have tried to download the 3.5 Service Pack 1 from   clicked on the download button which takes me to a new page:  

    As the download doesn't start immediately, after clicking on 'start download' I am repeatedly getting"The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading."

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 6:49 AM


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  • Hi mmr55,

    Try downloading .Net 3.5 from this place: and run this installer with Admin priviledges.

    If you face any further challenges, let me know.

    BR, PM
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:39 AM
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 6:58 AM
  • Hi, and thanks for replying Prasanjit. 

    I am still getting an error from that link:

    Object not found!

    The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.

    If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster .

    Error 404
    04/07/10 18:37:08
    Apache/2.2.8 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.2.5

    Any ideas?
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:38 AM
  • When I click that link I get the File Download option of .Net 3.5 with almost 230 MB. Wonder what is the problem that you are facing.

    Hope your network is not blocking you from downloading Exes or installers

    BR, PM
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 9:51 AM
  • I'm going to restart the computer and see how it goes after that.  I'm wondering if its got anything to do with the latest update from Firefox I did this afternoon before trying the above.

    Will be back to answer that one.


    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 9:55 AM
  • Did it work?

    Let us know if you are still facing issues with downloading 3.5 framework.

    BR, PM
    Thursday, April 8, 2010 7:26 AM
  • Hi Mmr55,

    Thank you for your post.

    For your concern, could you please try to use other web browser or some download manager software to download it again?

    If it doesn't work, could you please check whether you can download any other installers from website?

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:39 AM
    Thursday, April 8, 2010 9:45 AM