Sorry guys, only if you are using Linux you can have Arduino up and running after only 1:20 (approx) , and the only thing you need to do is to write 1 single code in the terminal:
Open the Arduino IDE, press “Add” on the screen that appears, reboot the computer, open again the Arduino IDE, connect your board to your PC, select the serial port under “Tools > Serial port”, select your board model from “Tools > Board” and.. Presto!
You can upload the blink example (any other component but the Arduino board is required) just selecting it at “File > Examples > 01. Basics > Blink” and press “Upload”.
Do you need something easier?