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This article documents the prerequisites that must be installed prior to performing an E-Prime 3.0 installation. This article is intended for users who do not have an active internet connection available during installation or are deploying via MSI.
NOTE: Please view RELEASE INFO: Operating system (Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP) support in E-Prime  for information on what versions of Windows are compatible with E-Prime 3.0
.NET 3.5 SP1
This Prerequisite is required by Windows 8/8.1/10/11. The E-Prime installer automatically searches online for the .NET 3.5 version needed for your specific configuration.
NOTE: .NET 3.5 SP1 does not have an offline installer provided by Microsoft for Windows 8/8.1/10/11. If you wish to install this offline, you must use a Windows image.
To check your machine for the presence/status (On or Off) of .NET 3.5, we recommend using Windows Features. For example:
NOTE: .NET 3.5 SP1 must be installed first; otherwise, errors occur when attempting to install Visual Studio 2008 Update and Visual Studio 2012 Update. Once .NET 3.5 SP1 is installed, the remaining prerequisites can be installed in any order.
The .NET 3.5 SP1 may be installed via Control Panel (1), group policy (2), or Dism.exe (3) with the appropriate Windows image*.
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/enable-net-framework-35-by-using-control-panel-and-windows-update--windows-8-only(applies to Windows 10/11 as well)
*The example below assumes that the Windows Image is on the E drive and that the .NET 3.5 installer is located in Sources\sxs.
Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
Windows ISO Files may be downloaded at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10, and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11. Consult with your IT department for additional assistance.
This Prerequisite is required by Windows 7 and 8/8.1. You do not need to manually install .NET 4.5.2 if you are performing a Full E-Prime 3.0 installation (via the flash drive) as opposed to the Minimal installation.
If you need to manually install the .NET 4.5.2 Full Installation (68MB), please visit the following link:
If you need to install via MSI or would like to install a prepackaged prerequisite by itself, you may refer to the following list:
The prerequisites below are automatically installed during the normal installation of E-Prime 3.0.
Sentinel HASP Driver (20 MB)
Refer to the following article for the latest HASP driver:
NOTE: This driver may be newer than the one included with the E-Prime 3.0 installation. It is usually recommended to use the latest driver.
Visual Studio 2008 Update (5 MB)
Visual Studio 2008 Update
Visual Studio 2012 Update (4 MB)
NOTE: Select the x86 version if prompted.
Chronos Driver (optional)