thanks for the help on the script. I was able to start PD8 but got a message that my network adapter couldn't be found. I've tried a could of different settings but nothing works. PD8 runs fine except for my network connection. "The network adapter does not exist." anybody see this? UPDATE: Well, it works now. I shut down Win8 and PD8 and restarted - PD8 first, then Win8. I did not use the script this time - just double-clicked on the PD8 icon. No error messages this time and everything is hunky-dory!