Oh, hey, I just found out I'm not the only one. Back at TIG, agj posted the following:
Yeah, my mom's computer gets the same error, very strange. Maybe it's a video card thing. It really is too bad.
Although that error can be something totally different from what I'm having. In my opinion, that error should say more even in the user version, because it helps you figure out what's going on when someone has access only to the executable file.