I run Visual Studio 2012 within VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Whenever I attempt to create a new MVC 4 project, VS inevitably hangs during creation. To fix this, I launch Visual Studio with the following command from the Developer Command Prompt:
What does this do? It skips loading "troubled" packages. In my case, Entity Framework isn't loaded. This doesn't seem to cause a problem, however, since my app seems to use EF reliably.