Installing dot net framework 3.5 in windows 8

I have windows 8 OS and I want to install install Zune. For that I need .NET 3.5. I downloaded the full .NET framework 3.5 Service pack 1 package from http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe given in microsoft's official web site.

After downloading that, which is around 231MB, I tried to run it. When I double click it, it keeps saying "An app on your PC needs the following feature: .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)". I dont understand why it keeps saying this. Why is it recursive? I am trying to install what is missing and it is not allowing. I tried clicking "skip this installation" but it is not working. I also tried clicking "Download and install this feature", which searches for windows update and downloading some files. I dont want that to happen. Whats the use of an offline full package, if it wants to download the entire stuff again from the net?!
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Hi Anand Murali,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Communities. Provide the following information:

 

·         What is the complete error message?

·         Have you made any changes on the computer prior to the issue?

 

I would suggest you to follow the steps from the article and check.

 

Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8

 

You may this article for more information:

 

Error codes when you try to install the .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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I tried all of that stuff and it still won't install.

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We have 22 of these Surface units and are encountering the same problem.  We have done a repair Windows image procedure, windows updates,  we're still getting this error code:  0x800f081f

we applied kb2966826  kb2966828 and the update Microsoft posted as a fix.

The dot net 3.5 install continues to error out as above.

Any new information or solution?

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