I have windows 7 64 bit home premium.
I just got the Sims 3 and it is crashing in the middle of installation. It gives me the BSOD that says an error has been detected and it is restarting to prevent damage. Then it does a physical memory dump.
Then it restarts and as soon as I run the CD (doesnt even make it to installation screens). I get the BSOD with the same message.
I have updated to run a SP1, and done all recommended and optional updates to windows 7.
I have run a system requirements check with EA Games website, and my laptop does meet all the requirements for the game to run.