I'm experiencing the same issues with both Firewall and AV turned off. Also running Laragon with admin rights does not help. Running in windows 8 compatibility mode neither. But since it works for you it must be system related somehow.
It does not matter if the file is coming from the network or from disk, so it probably is not network related. Also the file does get downloaded (or copied, if it is from disk), the progress is just not picked up by the quick create process whenever the file is more than approx 9.7mb (any file up to at least 9.6mb works - 9.8mb does not). All variables related to the zip file can be the same (zipper used, compression level, etc.) - just the total size matters.
Also tried to download 3.0.5, but having the same issues there.
Well, I'll give up and just make my projects manually out from a blank project. But a search in this forum shows that a small amount of users may have the same problem.