It exists a few guides out there that are very detailed and partly out of date. All new users should watch the videos that Terry made available here :
He mainly made these for the modern Pinup player, but it also contains all the steps, for a regular install. Even if you don’t plan on using PinUp player. I advice you all to run his guide. The player itself doesn’t break anything, requires a few more steps but you will end up with a setup that is modern and working correctly.
Another long time community member ‘gtxjoe’ did recommend a simple routine that will tell you if more or less if your computer is able to run VP at all. If you are not sure if you hardware is good enough. Try this first