Originally Posted by fugu_fish
Yes +1. Any BSODs during install are 99.9 % hardware related. Bad ram, improperly seated HSF, etc.
I cannot see how one OS can be more sensitive to hardware or not. The OS is not hardware diagnosis software, just like a regular doctor is no brain surgeon.
You cannot really get out of the situation if the OS says it's bad, if it says the hardware is bad (when really it's not) there is nothing you can do.