Install IIS 6.0 or later (Start > Programs and Features >Turn windows features on or off)
Install SQL server 2008 express, and set the Authentication Mode to be “mixed”, use strong password, otherwise it will complain!
Install the Sitecore using the setup package. The instance name is important and you will access the site and its control panel viat http://site/sitecore, where the name “site” is the input string you entered below.
In certain senarioes, unfornately, you will find that the setup process is rolled back:
To solve this, in the “web server name” page, setup advanced option, change the .net version from 2.0 to 4.0
Now the setup runs smoothly. And you will find a new folder named “MySite” is created beneath the inetpub\www\