Can't install .net 3.5 on Win XP Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been trying to install VS 2k8 for 3 weeks now. I've given up trying to install on Vista - my partition software can't seem to handle Vista and I don't have an extra machine for it. But now I'm trying to install on XP Pro SP 2 and it consistently craps out during the .net 3.5 install.


    I've gone through the readme file and uninstalled the software listed (I only had a few of them). But where before the install would fail completely without a detailed explanation, now it just hangs. The "Installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5" bar has been at 40% completion for about an hour now.


    How do I go about debugging this? Are there any known incompatibilities with other betas or MS software? At this point the only suspect software is a trial version of Office 2007, which I installed after my beta ran out. I believe I've removed all other beta software.


    Thank you for the help.

    Friday, October 5, 2007 11:48 PM