I cross posted this on the MS forums as well, but that is a shot in the dark to get help.
Recently purchased a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 and one of the applications I need for work will not install due to needing 3.5
I scoured the web for different knowledge bases on the fix
When I try to enable .Net 3.5 via the Turn Windows Features On or Off through the Control Panel, I am prompted that Windows needs to obtain files from Windows Update to proceed. This screen then hangs on "Downloading required files" with no progress. Then it gives me an error that it could not connect to the internet (which obviously works fine)
I tried using the DISM fix with no luck (this is not the DISM fix to install 3.5 from an installation CD, the SP3 did not come with an OS media and I refuse to download a bootleg version to mount and try to fix) Are there any resources to where I can get a Windows 8 Disk to troubleshoot this without having to buy a license again?
I changed the settings via GPEDIT with no luck. (contact Windows Update Directly fix in Local Policy)
I even reset Windows Update in case there was an issue there.
Getting close to my wits end with this. I thought I said goodbye to the Windows 8 woes long ago but I guess karma sucks doesnt it.
Any other ideas? This thing is a brick without .Net 3.5
Edited by digitalmatter, 29 November 2016 - 12:51 PM.