I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet that comes with Windows 8.1 installed and thought I'd try out PapyWizard to see if it would work. The short answer is - it doesn't. It won't connect to a serial port at all, either using a Keyspan USB to RS232 adapter (with their latest 8.1 driver) or the virtual serial port created when pairing the tablet with the Bluetooth module via Windows. If I connect directly using the Bluetooth option in Papywizard as mediavets did, it will perform the first command but none others. For example, I can rotate in one direction and stop, then the drive won't do anything else except make an occasional noise. I've tried different versions of Papywizard and different compatibility settings with no luck. Looks like we've reached the end of the line for compatible versions of Windows.
.......In the meantime I'll keep using my Nokia 810.
Remind me - when was it I reported success using Papywizard with Windows 8 pre-release?
Just checked my Windows 8.1 Pro system and Papywizard was not installed on it.
Perhaps I used Papywizard on Windows 8 not 8.1 previoulsy.
Anyway ...I shall test now on 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
Papywizard (latest dev release from papywizard.org) certainly works OK - for me on Dell T3400 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 and connects to Papymerlin BT adapter via direct BT and virtail COM port using default MS drivers and a cheap generic BT v2.0 USB 'dongle'