To manually install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2018.
To manually install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2018:
Step 1: Create a new folder and rename it DotNet in C drive (C:\DotNet is used in this guide; users can change to any preferred folder, but ensure that the same folder location is referred to in the following steps).
Step 2: Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe). Make sure the setup file is saved as dotnetfx.exe.
Step 3: Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe). Make sure that the file is renamed and saved as dotnetfxsp1.exe.
Step 4: Move both installation files into the same directory C:\DotNet.
Figure 1: DotNet Folder in C Drive
Step 5: Run Command Prompt as Administrator, the Administrator Command Prompt window will be shown as below:
Figure 2: Running Command Prompt as Administrator
Step 6: Type cd C:\DotNet and press enter.
Step 7: Type dotnetfx.exe /c:"msiexec.exe /a netfx.msi TARGETDIR=C:\DotNet" and press enter.
Step 8: The Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Setup window will be shown as below. Click Yes to continue the installation.
Figure 3: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Setup
Step 9: Wait for the installation process to complete. Upon completion, the following message window will be shown:
Figure 4: Installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 is Complete Window
Step 10: Type dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp to the Command Prompt and press enter. No message will appear for this command.
Step 11: Type msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp and press enter. The following window will be shown.
Figure 5: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Setup Window
Step 12: Wait for the setup to complete and close automatically.
Step 13: Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 with slipstreamed / integrated Service Pack 1 by running netfx.msi extracted in the same folder.
Figure 6: netfx.msi File in the DotNet Folder
Step 14: The following window will be shown. Wait for the setup to complete and close automatically.
Figure 7: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Setup Window
Step 15: The following screenshot of the Command Prompt window shows all the typed commands as reference for users.
Figure 8: All Typed Command in Command Prompt Window
Step 16: To confirm .NET Framework is installed correctly, go to Control Panel > Program and Features for verification.
Figure 9: Visual Verification that the .NET Framework is Installed Correctly