Whenever I have to select a network card in a non windows 8 compatible application, I just get a blank list whereas using a virtual computer or my friends laptop (who uses windows 7) will show the full list of available network interfaces. So I was wondering if there was a method to make sure the program sees the network cards.

I'm an industrial engineer automation, so I have to be able to connect with the devices I have to program. I'm sick of using a virtual computer with slows down my device, I hope someone can help me

The programs are not officially supported, so if you contact them they just say: we can't help you, you have windows 8.

PS. Compatibility mode does not work.
PS2. This only happens with NON compatible windows 8 applications.