The .NET Framework is a software framework by Microsoft that runs on Microsoft Windows. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was released on Nov 19, 2007.
.NET Framework 3.5 also installs .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1 (with the later 3.5 SP1 instead installing 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2).
Version 3.5 is supported on Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
- Processor: 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 1GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended)
- RAM: 96 MB (Minimum); 256 MB (Recommended)
- Hard Disk: Up to 500 MB of available space may be required
- CD or DVD Drive: Not required
- Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (Recommended)
Service Pack 1
The .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 was released on 11 August 2008 which came with performance improvements and new functionality. The ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services, these two new data service components were added.
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile
For .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, there is a new variant called .NET Framework Client Profile which installs the full framework and components that are most relevant to desktop apps. When user use online installed on windows XP where no other .NET framework is installed, the size will be 28 MB. But in off-line installed or any other OS, the download size is 250 MB.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Download Links
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup – Download 32 bit & 64 bit Versions (197 MB)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup Service Pack 1 – Download (231 MB)
Microsoft .NET Framework Client Profile Offline Installer – Download (255.6 MB)