I had some issues before, couldn't even get the EA installer to download the Spore installer but me and my sis managed to get it to finally. Now it won't install spore, I get to the point where I agree to the terms and then it closes out. All I can see is a brief flash of Java's blackbox.
I have gotten Spore to work on this comp before, but I had to restart on this laptop totally after a bad virus.
I can post my dxdiag if needed.
All my drivers are updated.
and yes, I have Vista.
Spore has worked fine on other laptops in household. My sis has her own copy of Spore and can install and play fine on hers, XP and Vista.