Hello, I have recently downloaded Autodesk Inventor Student 2013. After installing it, I tried to open it but a page pops up saying, "Please wait while your license is being verified", then it will say "Autodesk component has stopped working" and it stops.
I would start by blowing away your ProductInformation.pit file, then reinstalling Inventor. Make sure you have local admin rights, UAC is disabled, and anti-virus is off. Also, make sure you are on a compatible OS, like Windows 7, and not Vista.