Hi 2010 does work on windows 8. Back up you file if you've got FTM data on another computer. Install FTM, copy your back up file, and place it into the file you want it to be saved in, for quickness use desk top. On the FTM short cut icon(has the arrow on) select run as administer. Then you should be able to select your back up file which you want to copy into the program.