I feel for you. I have spent many years trying to stay ahead of the
MS game of changing the seat and WE have to change our butt to fit!
I have always had Windows (PocketPC) phones and once again chose the
new Windows Phone. I ALMOST winged it out the window a couple of
times, however I got over it and am pretty happy now and as a former
developer, I can see where they are going with all of their changes.
Many times recently, the adaptation process had me questioning my
own ability to adapt. After all the big 50 is coming up this week.
Nothing has made me feel older than trying to adapt to MS! Windows
phone interface is VERY similar in design to Windows 8 I want to
tease you about bailing for a MAC but I won't!
There are six awesome built-in Windows 8 utilities that, according
to the article, no-one knows about. Hyper-V is one of those things.
The ability to build and run a virtual machine within or on your
Windows 8 machine. Build a virtual machine that is the exact version
of Windows that your software requires (You probably already have a
copy of that version of Windows) and then install the software in the
Here is a link to a PC World article, in case you are interested in
reading more. http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7zyk