I understand that FTIS is not compatible with Windows 8. The computers I'm looking at, smaller modern laptops, all come with Windows 8. Is there a version of Windows 8 that has been tested with FTIS that I can buy? Thanks.
Try to run the application in compatibility mode. You can set compatibility to the file via the Properties menu when you right click on the main executable. If this is not working, install VirtualBox and create an image with Windows XP. It the best alternative in case the developer does not provide updates to the application.