It took me only a few minutes and then several more for the install to finish up.

Are you getting it direct from the Microsoft site? or in Windows Updates?


Internet Explorer 7 will run on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor Computer with a 233MHz processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)
Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Memory For Internet Explorer 7:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) - 87 MB
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition - 168 MB
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - 87 MB
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 ia64 - 218 MB

Drive CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Display Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Peripherals Modem or Internet connection; Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device