Install XAMPP, install Strawberry Perl, maybe install DBD::mysql in Perl, reboot!, install Movable Type. Create database, configure everything, then run. Also use NotePad++ and FileZilla.
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Initial impetus for upgrade was 5.04 instal broke so I could not access assets or instantiate an asset from inside an entry page. Turns out the last asset I uploaded was to big or clumsy to render a thumbnail in the assets page, so I got a communications error or internal server error.
The title is a vamp off of a webpage that shows how Microsoft server is just a mess compared to Linux Apache. Good gosh sometime I feel the same about Movable Type.