Why not just click past these threads instead of getting all worked with your shouting, red letters?
After using Windows 8 more than a month I had a lot of problems with a different kind of software. The changes which have made Microsoft are quite serious. Don't even understend why they call it Win 8...
So we must be patient
As I say before I did few things I’ve found here and I am positive that this may help to some people.
I hope no one will be angry, I just want to help.
So there it is:
Still waiting for a patch from autodesk for Civil 3d.
They knew about Windows 8 a long time ago.
Fortunately I run my Civil 3d in hyperterminal (Windows 7 in hyperterminal) on my Windows 8 machine with no problems whatsoever. Hyperterminal comes with Windows 8 - you just have to load it from "turn windows features on and off".
I think you'll have a lot of waiting to do. But that's a very good tip. Some people are stuck in the middle because C3D isn't Win 8 compatible but they've been given new computers with Win 8. If you're a large enough organization it isn't a problem. You can get the older OS loaded. But the smaller shops can have trouble.
I work for a government organization and we currently are running 7 licenses of civil 3d and a few regular autocad machines. The IT department wants to upgrade all machines to Windows 8. I am currently the only one in our department running Windows 8. I have been asked to purchase an upgrade (with subscription) for our licenses but will not until Civil 3d has compatibility with Windows 8.
That's a very sensible position. You must work for a progressive government agency. Here I'm one of the few running Win 7. Most are still on XP!
Why is it everyone expects Autodesk to release a patch for their products, so they will work with a new OS? Why aren't they all complaining to MS for releasing on OS that is not compatible with their current software? It seems to me that MS is the company that dropped the ball on this, NOT Autodesk.
Just my humble opinion.