Corporate Laptops and your own network User rights would tend to have been locked down such that you would not meet the security requirements for a Paris MID Server install directly on the laptop host OS. That's certainly the case for ServiceNow employee's laptops, who may wish to do this for their own test instances. These instructions would work just as well for Mac and Linux users wishing to install Windows MID Servers.
Note: You may get an Error suggesting the user doesn't have the Log on as service right, even though you know you did just add it. This is a known problem, and the following Known Error KB article has a workaround:
KB0855251 / PRB1422626 With MSI Windows Installer for MID Server, the "Log on as Service" rights check can fail with users in Administrator group