Instead, my machine was locked up for over 45 minutes. It started out simple enough, and the actual work portion of the installation only took a few seconds. Then I had to reboot (why?). When the machine came back up it was stuck â€œapplying personal settingsâ€ for about 30 minutes. After it reached the login screen, I entered my credentials, and then again it resumed â€œapplying personal settingsâ€ for another 10 minutes before I could use the machine again.
Note: The IE8 beta requires 2 reboots.