OK this stumped me for a while but if you are trying to install ColdFusion MX7 on Windows 7 Professional and the installer is constantly quitting with the error “javaw.exe has stopped working” then try the following:
1) Extra all the content of the CF MX7 installation to a spare folder on your drive
2) Right-click the CFMX7Installer.exe file
3) Select “Troubleshoot Compatibility” from the context menu
3) Select “Try recommended settings” on the next screen
This should force the installer to run in Windows XP mode and will allow it to continue.