Yeah, I had this idea too. Tried it this morning, and it didn't work at all.
The same problem keeps happening, when I try to open the game from the menu, it closes, and nothing happens anymore.
The funny thing is, in the cover of the CD, it says that it's made for windows XP, Vista AND Windows 7.
They say that it needs an intel Pentium 4,3 GHz though, or an AMD Athlon 64 3000+.
My processor is only 2,3 Ghz, but its an i7 for christs sake, it can't be that...