Microsoft equipped the Windows 11 operating system with new features in an extensive update on patch day in mid-May. However, update KB5013943 has been causing Windows error 0x0000135 for about two weeks now, which causes a series of apps and programs to crash. A workaround creates remedy
Windows error 0x0000135 after patchday
Discord, Microsoft Teams, KeePass, Corsair iCUE and many more are affected by Windows error 0x0000135 that plagues Windows 11 after Patchday in May 2022. Windows 11 build 22000.675 apparently has problems with programs and apps that use an older version of the “.NET Framework” runtime environment. Specifically, version 3.5 is affected, as Windows also states in the documentation of the problem.
Annoyingly, exactly the same problem could already occur at the end of April 2022 in the update preview for the Windows 11 patch. Here, however, only a few people were affected who volunteered to try the new version.
The new Windows update KB5013943, on the other hand, was applied to millions of PCs and notebooks on patchday as a mandatory update and therefore causes the error with the number 0x0000135 across the board. However, there is a simple workaround that can be used to get the program crashes and occurring bluescreens under control.
Windows error 0x0000135: This workaround helps
With the help of a workaround, the error, for which there is still no official solution, can be quickly fixed. To do this, simply reinitialize .NET Framework 3.5 in the control panel. As a system administrator, it is a matter of launching the command prompt and executing the following commands:
- dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:netfx3 /all
- dism /online /enable-feature /feature-name:WCF-HTTP-Activation
- dism /online /enable-feature /feature-name:WCF-NonHTTP-Activation
Alternatively, there is still a simpler version to fix the Windows error 0x0000135:
- Press the Windows key and type “enable or disable windows-features” in the search line
- In the following window, check the box at the “.NET Framework 3.5” item.
- If it is already enabled, remove the checkmark and click OK
- If the message follows that files from Windows Update are needed, let them download
Once this is done, all the faulty programs and apps should work as usual again.