Made the upgrade to Window 8 Pro this weekend. All things considered I have noticed a good speed increase over Windows 7. No major issues except when I plugged my quad into the USB port Mission Planner couldn't find it. So....
After a bit of digging I found this post: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,94651.msg716650.html
in which I found a solution that I thought would be helpful to post here for others.
I'm running Mission Planner 1.2.14
This worked for me first try. Thanks to Louis @ Arduino for the great instructions, just thought I could save some folks a bit of time by relaying my direct experience with Mission Planner.
Thank you very much for the solution! Didn't even know win8 was out already. I don't feel like upgrading from win7_64 everything works so good. Perhaps the nonworking missionplanner on win8 was a feature not an incompatibility :) .
How do you find Win8? Looks a bit tablety and mobile phoney, rather than desktop PC?
Almost no effect on my day-to-day and I run a software company so lots of Office usage, Netbeans, local dev webserver and no issues. I just ignore the new homescreen for now it's not really an issue. It probably helps if you're used to launching apps by hitting the Windows Key, typing and hitting enter (similar to Mac Spotlight). Everything loads and runs faster compared to Windows 7 in my opinion.
Hi Andy. I followed your instructions and got Arduino working on my Win8 computer. Thanks for posting that info. However, I consistently receive an error when trying to install the Mission Planner. I made sure that I have the .NET 3.5 framework and DirectX as mentioned in the install directions but that didn't fix the problem.
Did you run into similar issues when you put Mission Planner on your Win8 computer? If so, is there a quick fix to the issue? Thanks for your time and consideration.
I'm also having similar issues, any help would really be appreciated. I've started a thread here with hopes that someone may have figured it out already.
Thanks in advance everyone,