EasyBCD won't install when using Hiren's BootCD

I've lost regular access to my computer, so I'm using Hiren's BootCD 15.2 to get it running and try to figure out the booting problem. When I try to install EasyBCD 2.02, it looks like the installation installs .netFramework 2.0, but then it stops with an error message that it can't install .netFramework 3.5 on the version of WinXP that Hiren's uses...and suggests updating it to sp2 .

Since I don't think I can update this bootdisk, I wonder if you've run into this problem and know of a work-a-round. Or is there a different boot CD that is known to work with EasyBCD? Can you let me know if there's a way to do this.

Thanks... John

ps...if this is a duplicate New Thread, it's because I haven't seen the original one appear in the forum and on the chance that I didn't complete it the first time, I'm posting again.