I've been trying to install the game osu! (the not important bit) on my Windows 8 computer, and I've tried every single installer for the game and .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows keeps on going: "This app can't run on your PC".

Is there any way to allow third-party programs (even though the .NET installer is by Microsoft themselves) to run on Windows 8? As usual, it runs perfectly fine on Windows 7, or specifically - How should I go about installing "osu!" and ".NET Framework 3.5"?

The not working in Windows 8:

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Working fine in Windows 7:

Note: This question isn't meant for Arqade as it's not about the game itself, but the programs/software/runtimes that are required to run it.

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    Windows 8.1 comes with .NET Framework 4.5.2 thus any application that requires .NET Framework 3.5 can be ran. But you can also specifically load .NET Framework 3.5 through the Add/Remove Windows Features. The title does not match the question. Your question is very specific, saying it can't run anything, isn't specific.
    – Ramhound
    Sep 29 '14 at 13:45
  • According to osu.ppy.sh/forum/p/1150121 it needs .NET 2.0
    – DavidPostill
    Sep 29 '14 at 21:23

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