I was able to install SP 2010 on my Windows 7 64 bit machine using this link
I am now able to access the SharePoint Central Administration at port 24469. Something like:
I was able to create a new site collection and but am unable to access it. New site collection is at port 80.
I've done this workaround to no avail. I've also added
to the list of intranet sites. Did not work either.
Note that I am accessing the site from the server itself.
The error being returned is a 'Webpage not available' message.