We are using PADS9.1: logic, layout, and blaze. They are oldies but goodies and are fine for our very limited needs. We no longer have a maintenance contract.
We just ported PADs to a new Windows 8 computer. They are running in Windows 7 compatible mode and seem fine - EXCEPT in PowerPCB we can not access the individual object color tiles in the Color by Layer area of the Display Colors window (though sometimes the right click button sets a tile to background).
In communities.mentor.com/thread/9910 it states that this problem involves Visual Studio and there is a patch for 9.2. Is there one for PADS 9.1 and how can I down load it.