Thanks for the tip re the seeming hang on install and the time required for installation.
I went several rounds with ColdFusion MX yesterday trying to install it on my virtual Windows 2000 machine. I'm kind of left in a netherworld where I can't uninstall to do a reinstall. That seems to hang too.
I'll take other people's advice, though, and let it run all night. That may just do the trick.