Game crashes when creating gameobject

I recently purchased a new laptop and tried to transfer my Unity project from my old laptop. However, every time I try to open a project from the transferred files, Unity crashes before the editor opens. After a little bit of tinkering, it seems that Unity crashes whenever it tries to create game objects. Even if I create a new game object, like a cube or sphere, on a new scene, it will crash. Any ideas what the problem might be?

If it’s any help, my new laptop is a Lenovo Y410p running on windows 8.

It turns out I had to change the graphics processor from the default setting to my Nvidia processor. Thanks everybody for the advice.

you can as well launch unity with -force-opengl or -force-gfx-direct options

(from start > run > C:/…/editor.exe -force-opengl)