How can you make Cubase 8 work in Windows 7?

I just installed Cubase 8 and every time I try to launch it, I get this message: “Cubase 8 has stopped working.” My OS is Windows 7, and it is literally a brand new computer. Please tell me what I need to do to make Cubase work.

This is what I get if I go to “more details” in the error dialog:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Cubase8.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 5459524a
Fault Module Name: Cubase8.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 5459524a
Exception Code: c000001d
Exception Offset: 000000000206f610
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e37a
Additional Information 2: e37ab3d4d24739f49e676e35e792b2f8
Additional Information 3: 5159
Additional Information 4: 51595abd4a7d27aadb4cad99166a59de

There should be nothing you’d have to do to make C8 work in Windows 7. Is it the current version you try to launch?