Not at all. Photoshop CC is perfectly stable on my Dell Precision system running Win 7 x64, possibly even better than Photoshop CS6.
Are all your drivers up to date? For example have you visited the web site of the maker of your video card to see if they have released new drivers for your hardware?
If it is a true crash, and not just a freeze, majority of causes are drivers and 3rd party fonts and plugins.
Excellent advice! I ensured my windows drivers were upto date and did not load any third party plug ins but I did not check the video driver! Thanks!
Photoshop CC was working just fine on my Win 7 x64 until today. Dreamweaver CC was slow, especially switching between tabs (I had only 2 DW files open, so not that many). Now neither will open. I ran a check and my video driver is up to date and I haven't loaded any third party plug ins either. My system is only a few months old, 12 GB RAM, 1TB hard drive. I don't see how Windows 7 could be the problem. Hopefully Adobe will solve this soon.
I seem to have found the solution to Photoshop crashing (for me, at least). This answer fixed the problem with CC crashing on open:
Also note that it describes an application exit, NOT a crash (which would have presented an OS error dialog).
Chris Cox, I had the OS dialog error after using Task Manager to discover no CC programs were responding and forcing them to quit. Photoshop "appeared" to be running (did not exit right away) but was not responding. I considered that a "crash". There were no changes to my system between CC working over the weekend to not working since the 1st of the month.
The above solution has CC working again - and as I said "for me, at least."
chris is right but thank you for sharing as some may find the article useful. there is no such thing as too much info.
my programs are just stopping in the middle of the work flow and exiting.
What you are describing is a hang or freeze, not a crash.
If the program had crashed, there would be nothing to force quit.
And yes, the distinction between those behaviors is important when trying to describe what you are seeing to others.
Yes, the login/activation issue is known, and being worked on.