The official position regarding Win 8 - not much use to forum members at this time
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Darren, that's not a far-fetched assumption. Over the past few releases we have seen service pack 1 around august to september, but nothing yet this release. Maybe it was held back because of the impending release of Windows 8 and now that 8 is out, finishing touches can be applied to a service pack that will ensure Windows 8 compatibility.
Just a thought. Or a hope...
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looks like autodesk is still finding bugs with the service packs thats probably why they haven't released the civil 3d service pack yet maybe this hotfix will be included in it
The AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 1.1 readme file does not mention Windows 8. So I guess there isn't much hope there.
Since we don't have any computers that would have originally supported Win 8. I don't have to worry about it. Our IT wont allow any upgrade to an OS that wasn't supported when the computer was first manufactured. We don't even have any we can upgrade to Win 7. Just a couple of recently purchased machines.
I have a Windows 8 PRO and I use AutoCAD 2013, 3ds MAX and Revit both 2013 and I don't have problems, when the instalation begin windows intall the Frameworks and all its ok, I think the new windows version it's more fast, for me... YES