Need help installing Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista

I need help installing Visual Studio 2005 on my new pc with vista home edition on it.  This is VERY frustrating.  I've search online and tried a few things but it's still doesn't seem to be working.  Let me recap...

I tried installing it from the begining and I opened the DVD and right clicked on the setup installation file and selected Run as administrator.  Also, my user is an administrator.  This hung up forever on Microsoft Document Explorer.  It never gave an error, just hung up on Current Component is Installing.  So I closed it and installed it manually by running the file dexplorer.exe.  

This worked and then when I ran the install package again and it installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.  When it was done installing it came up with the message to install the 2 updates to work with vista.  So I installed both those and continued with the installation.

NOW it's hung up on .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3.  It's been on Current component is installing for about half an hour now (at least).  Is this supposed to take this long?  The installation isn't frozen cause the pictures on the right of are still changing.  

Any help would be appreciated!  I've been trying to do this for 4 hours now :(
rshafakianAsked:
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YGregersenCommented:
Maybe download and install the .NET potion separately (with elevated privileges).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5A02311-194B-4C00-B445-F92BEC03032F&displaylang=en
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Vista is slower than XP for installations (sometimes by a great deal) .. try downloading the service pack in question and doing a manual install (try turning uac off temporarily)
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rshafakianAuthor Commented:
I just downloaded and installed .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3.  My PC is starting back up now and I will restart the installation again and see if it works this time.  I can't get the installation to stop and when I try to end the process it just freezes up and crashes the computer so I have to just do a hard shut down everytime I want to try again.  This is VERY annoying.  Hopefully this will work.  I'll keep you up to date.  Thanks for the help so far guys.
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YGregersenCommented:
To kill installation processes, kill all instances of the MSIEXEC first.
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rshafakianAuthor Commented:
Okay well I ended up installing all the remaining componants on manually.  Seems to be working fine.  Hopefully won't cause any problems.  Thanks for the help!!
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