For some odd reason, I cannot install the .net Framework 3.5 correctly for my Dell Mini 9. It kills the installation at 15% about. I have read about 100 articles with many different resolutions of problems and workarounds with the frameworks of many versions, but to no avail yet. Removal tools, editing the registry, still nothing.
I'm almost 100% positive it's because I'm running a custom version of Windows XP. I must have had something it needs not installed or 'unserviced'. I mean I don't even have a trace of Internet Explorer on it. They take it personally that you don't want their programs, so they let you know it !