Framemaker 8 installed without any warnings on a new machine (Lenovo X301) running Windows 7 64-bit. But, unfortunately the software does not run. After clicking the executable, I see a 32-bit Framemaker task running in the task manager, but nothing appears on the screen.
Navigate with the file explorer to the directory in which the FrameMaker executable lives (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\FrameMaker8). Right-click the executable file FrameMaker.exe and hit Properties. Click Compatibility, check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows 2000.
Hope this helps.
Interesting. I wonder why this is required. I've been using FM 8 and FM 9 on 64-bit Vista without compatibility settings. My Windows user has administrator rights on the local machine. Could that make a difference?
FM 8 used to crash a lot on my Vista machine. Things improved after installing every available patch. Don't know whether that helps on Windows 7 (or whether there are still new patches for FM 8) - it helped on Vista.