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Getting a 'buffer overrun' when installing VS.NET on XP Home Edition

I am getting a "buffer overrun" when install VS.NET on XP Home edition. When I inserted the setup CD of Visual Studio .NET Professional 2002 under my Windows XP Home edition on a notebook, it repeatedly said "check product information for system requirement." And an error message box repeatedly appeared:

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"Buffer overrun detected! 
Program: C:Docume~1gregLocals~1Tempsetup.exe 
A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal
state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be 
terminated." 
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I have tried to rename the above directory to reduce the path length. However, it said the names such as "Documents and Settings" are required by Windows XP system, and thus cannot be renamed. What should I do? Thanks!
This is certainly a bug in Visual Studio .NET's installation. You should definitely report this to Microsoft.

This was first published in March 2003

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