The good news is that you can use FTM 2006 on windows 8 32 or 64 bit systems. I have mine on a 64 bit system. You need to set it up the same as with window 7 including the patch on Family Tree maker for vista and windows 7.If you have issues with getting a pdf file just buy a pdf program and print the file to pdf and you have the information in pdf. I cannot tell you if there's a issue with the pdf because I have acrobat and it works fine. When you install it states that it is not compatible and one of the options is to continue without help and it opens and works.