I started installation of Windows Phone 7 SDK from this link over my machine
- Windows 7
- x64 dual proc
- 2GB RAM.
- Visual Studio 2010 professional
- Office 2010.
The download of 322 MB completed fairly quickly. The installation took more than an hour. Phew!!! Even my OS (windows 7) installation was quicker than that.
I hope this experience gets improved. Anyways now I shall write my first app :).
I agree, I'm sitting here now and its taking forever. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64 on a MacBookPro i5 2.4Ghz 4GB RAM, aside from Apple Drivers, Firefox 8, and AVG 12 being installed, this is a fresh win install so it should be running quickly. But anyhow, this is taking way too long. Why??