I am able to successfully install this version in Windows 8 and use it with the 442 error registry re-name workaround. Once I restart my computer, my internet access will no longer work. The adapter and settings aren't listed in ipconfig. I have a broadcom netlink integrated adapter. I was able to install this exact same version on my Windows 7 64bit laptop without issues. I don't know if there's a Windows 8 issue or a conflict with the network adapter. Please help!
Thanks in advance...
I have troubleshooted the issue further and discovered that if I disable "Deterministc Network Enhancer" and then re-enable it everything works. Is Cisco's Deterministic Network Enhancer conflicting with my Broadcom integrated network card? I upgraded to the latest version of the broadcom drivers and that didn't help.
After much trial and error, I finally figured it out. There was a conflict between the broadcom drivers and the Determinist Network Enhancer. I had to force the network card to use the old Microsoft drivers shipped with Windows 8. This made everything work correctly.