As of recently, I can play ET on my laptop. However, to get into the game, I have to launch it anywhere between 1 and 100 times. It crashes almost always upon startup (as soon as the screen turns all gray to load the starting video). It then simply says, "ET has crashed. Would you like to file a report?"
I tried numerous compatibility combinations, played with the resolution and bit-settings. All, naturally, while launching as administrator. But to no avail.