many play on laptops, the usual failing is the Video Graphics Card (dedicated memory, which they rarely have).
Install the game using "Admin Privileges". Into a computer with these stats:
Minimum System Requirements
• 1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
• 256MB of RAM
• 8x DVD-ROM Drive
• 3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install
• DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
• 64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)
• DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound CardKeyboard & Mouse
Recommended System Requirements:
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)
384(+) MB of RAM
16x DVD-ROM drive
4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install
128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
Game pad** with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
Keyboard & Mouse
** I suggest 12 buttons minimum. I use the Logitech Dual Action ™, as it works straight from the box without any special drivers. Seitek also nice. Attempting to use console controllers may take hours to find the right driver(s) and then still not work.
Windows 8 is a touch screen operating system, that has been adapted to keyboard and mouse. Like Windows7 killed the DOS games, Win8 is trying to kill the older PC games.
However, while few Win8 players have had hit & miss results getting games to play, no one has come up with a definite way to do it, that works on all machine configurations.