JoshHolloway--Is this the page from which you are trying to download? http://www.kineticbooks.com/physics/...stall.php?ver=
Is it the download
with which you are having problems or the installation
of what has been downloaded?
The above mentioned page indicates that ActiveX, Java and Macromedia Flash be allowed to run. If downloading is the problem, do you have the latest versions of Java and Flash installed?
Why do you not like the suggested Methods 1 and 2 in the first link I suggested? Method 3 is specific to Windows Update, so it is not applicable here.
Did you try the symantec suggestion? It applies to both XP Home and Pro.
Is this the only program you have problems installing? If so perhaps ask tech support at the site from which you downloaded?
P.S. Another source of possibly helpful info http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...-Accounts.html