I have recently endeavored to start to learn Java.

I have just downloaded j2se v1.4.2_04 (j2ee 1.4 SDK) for windows from the Sun developers site. when I go to install it it installs to either 8%, 54% or the farthest I got was 86% installed. At 86% I allowed it to try to finish installation for 7 hours. As of right now it is not installed and I can't progress until it is.

can someone tell me if this is really more than an 8 hour process or am I doing something wrong?