Activating .Net Framework 3.5 features in windows 8 Offline

Guys, You may be facing problem in Windows 8 while installing some old Games or software’s that it is asking you to enable or activate dotnet 3.5 framework like I faced while going to play Call of Duty Modern Warefare 2 online on fourdeltaone servers. That is because by default Windows 8 comes with .Net Framework 4.5 and the .Net Framework 3.5 features are not installed. Like this there are several programs may ask you to install this. And you can’t install this from your PC. It will ask you to connect to the Internet or try to use Windows Update. But you can’t install it from a local installation media or offline because when you double click on the offline installer i.e. dotnetfx35.exe it will show you the same prompt because it is also developed in earlier version of .Net framework.
While you go on installing .Net 3.5 that you have previously downloaded you will see this prompt ..NetFramework 3.5 windows 8
So, what you can do is to resolve this is ..
Prerequisite:-
  • Windows 8 installation DVD or setup files or iso of it.
Steps:>
1) Insert your Windows 8 DVD or Mount your iso file (Right on the iso and click Mount) in case you have the iso or copy your setup files to a directory. But remember the drive letter i.e. of the DVD or the  Mounted iso or the path of the files where you have previously copied the setup files.
2) Now, run a elevated Command prompt as (Click: Start > Type cmd > Now right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator from the submenu).
3) Now, copy the commands from below in the command prompt.

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All  /Source:L:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

(Remember L: is the drive letter in my case of the Windows 8 iso, change it according to your DVD or the path as “C:\newfolder\sources\sxs”   (incase you have copied the setup files to C drive newfolder))

Fix Your Printer Spooler Errors

Do you happen to have a freakin old printer by any chance that gives you a printing error every time you try to print, all out of the blue ???. Yeah, kinda disguting and i own one of them(Cheers !!). 

Its even more worse when the documents are stuck in your printer queue and no matter what, you cannot delete/cancel/remove the printing task/tasks. And literally, the deletion process takes forever to complete.

Restarting your printer will fix this issue most of the time but sometimes it does not :((

Luckily, there happens to be an another simple fix for this problem :). This involves manually stopping your printer spooler and then clearing the printer cache followed by restarting your printer spooler again.

For this you can open your good old command prompt in administrator mode and type in the following commands

net stop spooler
del %windir%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %windir%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

This will pretty much revive the printing process unless your printer is seriously messed up. Now you are good to go. Select/Open your documents and try to print again.

Make almost any ISO USB bootable in a minutes…

USB Flash Drive SuperTalent Pico-C 8 GB. Stain...

Now a days all the computers have a native support for USB booting i.e. you can install or run Operating system from a USB drive.

There are many ways to do so, but what my personal choice is UNetbootin, it’s a very powerfull utility through which you can convert any ISO files or image files to make it boot or start from the USB drive instantly without burning to a physical media(saving time and cost).The best part is it support almost all the latest Linux Ditribution as well as rescue CD’s…

What you will need :
Download the latest version from here .

STEPS:

1. Run UNetbootin as Administrator or if you are on windows XP just start it like any other application.

2.Now, select the second option Diskimage and choose ISO from the dropdown list and select the browse(…) button just next to it and select your ISO that you want to create.


 

3.Now select the type USB and then select your drive letter carefully for the USB drive and Click OK.

Now, grab some fresh air and your drive is ready!!!!!!!!!

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Got a new Laptop or net-book that came with pre-installed drivers, but you are going to upgrade or re-install the O.S. but don’t have a driver CD or your driver CD is missing? Then here is a easy way of backing up all of your original installed drivers (OEM drivers) and restoring with a few clicks! Means you don’t have go to your manufactures websites for downloading all the drivers each time your’e re-installing.
So, here is a tool that can backup all your drivers and restore when needed.It works on your most favorite version of Windows i.e. XP/Vista/7.
Just download Double_Driver and extract it to your desired location and run it(by double clicking on dd), and just follow the step by step process.

BACKING UP Process:

  1. Firstly Go to Backup by clicking on it. Step1Overview
  2. Now click on Scan Current System, it will automatically select all the drivers installed, except Microsoft(i.e. bundled with the OS).Step2_Overview
  3. Now Click on Backup Now, Step3_Overview
  4. Now it will ask for where to save the backup file and the output type, Select your desired location by clicking on browse and then select Compressed zip (because it is more secure from viruses and will take less space).Step4_Overview

RESTORING Process:

  1. Now Click on Restore Restoring the first stepand then Click on Locate Backup as displayed above.
  2. Now Click on Compressed Zip and select your backup file(.zip) that you saved earlier and Click OK Final Step
  3. All Done, Reboot your PC and enjoy start using your PC as it was in factory condition.

*Note: you will need a utility to extract the file like Winrar,7zip.
Download Link for Double_Driver here

Taking backup of all your device drivers before re-install of windows or if you don’t have a drivers CD provided