This is the only software that I have had not work, since the upgrade, and some of my software is over 10 years old. It still works on my desktop with an ATI adapter, and Windows 8.
The Intel video chip was problematic with DirecTV2PC from the start.
DirecTV2PC dates back to mid '08, and was mostly used as a testbed for what became multi room viewing.
It was done under a contact that wasn't "endless", so at some point it stops getting updated, and it was free to us.
It still works [here] with my 24/34s, and Win7 with an nvidia video card.
I couldn't list all the hardware and software that became useless with a new version of Windows, over the years.
It is really not that big of an issue to me. I don't use it very often. Usually when I want to watch something on the laptop, I am on the road and watch movies via DirecTV on line.