I loaded exactly that program for a client today. He was actually quite worried as one of his magazines quoted all sorts of people having problems with it.
It does need a fairly hefty machines (though I can't tell you exactly what) and a lot of disc space (it used about 15GB of hard drive real estate). Do you have that amount of free space on your laptop plus some spare?
All I can tell you is, you're not alone by any means.
Maybe some searching on Google will help you determin if there is a problem with your particular machine.