I recently tried to install Solid Works, which seemed to take a long time
as the manager just freezes with the download progress bar and later with the installation
progress bar just displayed but never moving on to the next step until I initiated the
task manager and then magically, I see a pop-up window asking me for further action.
This happened on an XP-running desktop machine.
Thought, I would share this as it seemed to be a bug and might help others that may
face a similar problem.