Without going on about bad drivers etc. it's time to offer some solutions for those unfortunate to use laptops with USB3 and windows.
I am currently running through a series of tests with Windows 8 professional (retail build 9200) and USB3 and the VIA800 USB3 chipset works.
I'll be doing the same with the NEC/renasys chipsets later in the weekend.
Whereas before as soon as you connected traktor an S4 and USB3 it would bluescreen, but not now .... something has been improved in the W8 build.
I've used the latest TSP 2.5.1 with S4, F1, X1, DVS Mk2 and my own midifighter "pro-plus", they all work without a hitch.
I haven't tested for more than an hour, but that's something i'll also be doing this weekend.
There are less versions of windows 8 this time
There are also unlock codes for media centre edition, but i've not assessed that one yet, I'm hoping that hasn't been cut down too much.