Problem and Solution Installing VC++ Express Edition in Windows XP

I had some difficulty installing VC++ Express Edition on Windows XP 2002 sp2. Once you run the installer all the required files are successfully downloaded. It then starts installing but it kept getting stuck when trying to install .NET framework 3. A quick check in the 'add remove' finds that I currently have .NET framwork 2.x installed. I then uninstalled this and tried the VC++ EE installer again. It works fine!

Also don't forget to run vcvars32.bat in your 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio x.x\VC\bin>' directory, otherwise nmake and cl will give you errors.