The Visual Studio 2008 SP1 install takes forever, and the vast majority of the time is spent in that tiny little sliver of the progress bar at the right. The only sense you get that something is actually still running is the sad little ascii-based spinner (|/-\|/-\|).
First time I ran this I thought something had crashed, so I cancelled. Don’t – it takes almost as long. So I ran it again, same issue – stuck at the apparent “95%” for longer than it takes for a cup of coffee to wear off – I was about to throw in the towel a second time when – something happened! I was asked to shut down Word and then eventually I got this:
Yay for completing.
Boo for lousy installation progress feedback.