Why require .net 3.5 on WIN 8


I’m not able to launch the software as it prompts to install .net 3.5 while 4.0 is already on my pc.
I got stuck as windows refuse to install lower version of .net and exploratory doesn’t do anything if i choose to skip the step.

Hi happyshows,

Looks one of the utility library we bundled for Windows is the one requiring .net3.5. We are investigating if there is a way to not requiring .net3.5. Please stay tuned!


Hi happyshows,
We fixed this issue at the latest windows release ( by switching the dependency from .net framework 3.5 to .net framework 4.5.
Could you try downloading/installing the latest from https://exploratory.io/download ?