I have a laptop (ASUS K53E) with these specs: Intel Core i5 - 2450M. 2.5HGhz, 4GB RAM, can it run it or am i doomed? On start up it says "error loading texture generator shaders", when I choose to run it anyway it just crashes.
Try the config I tweaked to optimize SE for Intel HD/Integrated graphics.
You will notice much smoother performance at miminal cost to the visual integrity of SE.
I hope it helps.