Having a MSDN Account, I've installed Windows 8 Professional and SPTD Drivers 1.81 (with preliminary support to Windows 8). While drivers appear installed, DT Pro doesn't find them and, therefore I can't run any vSCSI or VIDE devices at all, only DT virtual devices.
I don't know if it's a SPTD or DTPro issue but I'd like to know if this can be fixed or not.
Unfortunately I've made several tests and after rebooting windows 8, one of the vide devices I added before, suddenly stop to work.
I've also noticed a secure remove icon on tray bar (while on windows 7 vide devices don't show secure remove icon). It seems the vide
driver is not properly working under windows 8, so it's not only a SPTD issue.
We are currently investigating this issue. It seems to be some bug in Windows 8 - after reboot it scans only device 0 on each vIDE channel, thus devices 1 and 3 do not appear (only devices 0 and 2 are working).
But we have found some workaround - after you added some IDE device first time in DT PRO you can do as follows:
1) Open device manager in Windows and locate "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" in "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" section.
If you have several such controllers (eg. physical IDE controllers may have such name as well) then make sure you locate the one for DT PRO by switching View in device manager to show "Devices by connection" and checking that vIDE device is listed under ATA Channel 0.
2) Now right-click on located IDE controller and select Uninstall.
3) Open "Tools->Virtual Device Manager" inside DT PRO, disable IDE adapter and then again reenable it.
From now on all IDE devices will work even after reboot.
It is currently unknown why such trick is needed but it seems to work.
You can do it any time (not necessarily right after first IDE device addition) and even after reboot (when you found that some vIDE devices do not work).