Chana writes:

Python does not install on my computer, and I'm not sure why.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system

Everything works fine until you get to the part that says "Please wait while the installer installs python..." After about half an hour, a little window pops up that says that the installer is no longer responding.

According to this page... you should try disabling UAC. I'm not a home Windows user, but a quick google found this: Hopefully that fixes the problem.