Ok, so I was able to get a supportnet account and figured out that the problem is not the media that I had.. but I am getting a strange error along the lines of :
"Cannot find $filepath\_msidata\releaseList.xml.gz"
The PADS 2007.2 download (PADS2007.2_ESDM.ix2k.zip) is 764,130KB.
1) Make sure your original zip file is the right size.
2) Extract the zip file to a writable location without spaces in the path. (There are additional files to be unzipped during the installation).
If that still fails, download the software again or request a CD. The PADS 2007.2 download is available from: