I feel so stupid sometimes and today was such a day.. I’d been putting of reinstalling my pc for a while now.
I had installed vista on it but my machine just isn’t fast enough.
The thing I’ve re-learned today is when installing a pc install the virus scanner last or disable it during the install period. It shaved about 1 hour of my visual studio installation.
All in all I think that feature saves me about 6 hours over the whole install.