Tried installing Photoshop CC 4x, only Photoshop, same result. BSOD detailing a kernal fault. Ran memtest, chkdsk. No errors found.
It would install to 95%, stay for 5min or so, then typically blue screen.
The last time I tried I got an interesting error:
"Setup.exe - Application Error
the instruction at 0x00000000770CAFCB referenced memory at 0x000000005C35A38C. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000056."
In the Creative Cloud app, it stated Photoshop CC installation failed and had a "more info" link:
"There was a problem installing Photoshop CC
For more info....
Installation completed though some optional components failed to install correctly. (6)"
I had to then manually shut down the computer as it was frozen.
intel core i7-2860QM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
C: 32GB free
Short version: it can't do that.
Long version: BSOD/kernel panics are caused by driver bugs, OS bugs, or hardware problems. Most often they are caused by driver bugs.
And what disk setup? This behavior is typical of flakey SATA drivers and/or sectors of your harddrive being inaccessible to produce the activation footprint, which on some SSDs or platter drives with "reserve" is by design and may require setting certain options eitehr by using configuration tools or physically changing the dip switches/ contact bridges used to confiure the drives...