I've tried installing the game on my work laptop and it works. My laptop uses the same Windows OS, same firewall/antivirus (ZoneAlarm) and other periphery programs. The main difference is the hardware; my laptop has a different manufacturer, video card, etc.
I'm not a professional programmer or anything, but since my laptop has inferior power (CPU, RAM, hard drive space, etc), that suggests it can't be a lack of system specs causing the issue. Nor is it purely a program (antivirus) conflict since the game ran fine with the same version of ZoneAlarm running normally; I didn't need to shut it down or disable it for the game to run. I suspect it may have something to do with specific drivers, or video cards, or CPU threading, or the like. Something hardware-based, since that's the only real difference between my two computers.
I hope this can help you narrow down your search into finding the cause of this problem, for what it's worth.
< Message edited by Undecided -- 11/23/2013 12:48:52 AM >