I got the damn thing, Photoimpression 4, to work in windows 8 by using it off the disk and creating a short cut to the desk top. It will load into the program files but no boot up because of the compatibility problems. I emailed Arcsoft an told them I would be willing to pay the price of the 6.5 version. They said NO. All they have to do is come up with 64 bit setup but they much rather compete with the "big boys", Photoshop, etc. etc. How short sighted.