Does the Datacolor Spyder 3 Pro work with Windows 8? In a word, “yes.”
This bears mentioning only because, if you paid attention to the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor for Windows 8, the Spyder 3 Pro was flagged as a software item that would require a “paid upgrade.” Well never fear, my dear reader, as this information is incorrect. I’ve just finished installing Windows 8 Pro on my computer (whether it’s pro, home, or otherwise should be irrelevant,) and the Spyder 3 Pro software is working quite nicely. I’ve already calibrated and profiled one screen, and my other screen is ticking along nicely as I type this.
As of 7/27/2013, I’m still using the Spyder 3 Pro on Win 8 without any issues whatsoever. I just updated the link to the download area, as the link originally posted had expired. Enjoy!
As of 10/17/2013, I’ve updated to Windows 8.1 and the Spyder 3 Pro continues to work great.
As of 8/7/2015, I’m using the Spyder 4 Elite with Windows 10. I no longer have access to the Spyder 3, but in the comments below, Jay confirms that the Spyder 3 is working fine on Win 10 for him. Thanks Jay.