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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 are either installing from the Downloads area of the PST Support Site or who plan on installing from their E-Prime USB flash drive but will not have an active internet connection available during installation.
The prerequisites listed below, other than .NET 3.5, are also contained on the E-Prime 3.0 installation flash drive. The files available in the Downloads area of the Support site do not include all offline installer prerequisites. Therefore, prior to installing E-Prime 3.0, you must ensure that the prerequisites listed below have been successfully installed to your computer.
Note that both the Full and Minimal* E-Prime 3 installer, regardless of where they are launched from (flash drive or downloaded), automatically attempts to install any prerequisites listed below if they are not already installed on the machine. For some prerequisites, an Internet connection may be required to perform the installation; these are marked as such below. If a prerequisite is unable to install, the installation will result in an error.
*Exception: the Minimal installer will not install .NET 4.5.2; see below for specific instructions when choosing the minimal installation.
PST Support recommends installing E-Prime 3.0 from the Downloads area of the Support site. If you lack the web access needed for this method but have an E-Prime 3.0 flash drive for the version you want to install, then we recommend that you install directly from the flash drive. If you have an E-Prime 3.0 flash drive for a similar version to the version you want to install (e.g., you want to install 22.214.171.124 and you have the 126.96.36.199 flash drive), you may use the flash drive to install prerequisites before installing E-Prime 3.0 from a download link on the Support site. See INFO: How to determine E-Prime version number  for instructions on how to identify your E-Prime version number.
E-Prime 3 Prerequisites not included in the installer that require an active internet connection during installation
Prerequisite: .NET 3.5 SP1
Required by: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1
Use the links if you are not installing from the E-Prime 3.0 flash drive. The E-Prime installer on the flash drive will automatically search 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 8/10. 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 will 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 downloaded in any order.
The installers will go online to install .NET 3.5 SP1. Alternatively, you may navigate to the following online link (see first two bullet point below), or you may use Control Panel or install via Dism.exe with the appropriate Windows image (see third bullet point below). Please refer to the following for more information:
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.
Prerequisite: .NET 4.5.2
Required by: Windows 7/8/8.1 – If using the minimal installer
You do not need to manually install .NET 4.5.2 if any of the following apply:
- You are running on Windows 10
- You are performing a Full installation as opposed to a minimal installation
.NET 4.5.2 Web Installation (varies depending on required components) (This option requires web access throughout the .NET installation.)
E-Prime 3.0 Prerequisites that do not require an active internet connection during installation (once downloaded)
.NET 3.5 SP1 Web Installation (varies depending on required components)
http://www2.pstnet.com/downloads/microsoft/dotnetfx35setup.exe OR http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21
.NET 4.5.2 Full Installation (68MB)
Sentinel HASP Driver (20 MB)
Visual Studio 2008 Update (5 MB)
Visual Studio 2012 Update (4 MB)
NOTE: Select the x86 version if prompted.
Chronos Driver (optional)
INSTALL: E-Prime 2.0 Prerequisites required for Minimal (download) installation