Is it a full Version or an upgrade version ?
Apparently, the 'upgrade' version will not install unless it finds a copy of Vista or XP already installed - in which case it freezes.
Plus other problems.
However, it can be installed with a work around.
One other problem causes a freeze after 62% is installed,
Re. Tips to fix 4 common upgrade problems in PC World of March 2010.
Perhaps maybe/maybe not an answer to your problem.