Originally Posted by weazelon
Just last night installed Xp mode via the Vmware windows 7 provides, and the same Error popped, Almost broke my keyboard, from frustration...
That's because the XP Mode of Windows 7 does not support 3D Hardware acceleration. It's mainly made for otherwise incompatible business applications.
however has quite decent 3D support nowadays.
I did a bunch of tests with that over the years, and Telltales Games work fine, although a bit slower of course. But that should not be a big issue with your graphics card and S&M S1.