There's this old game, called Midtown Madness 2 (2000), that I love playing. It requires DirectX v7.0a. I also have a laptop. On this laptop, when I play the game on Windows 7, it works perfectly. In Windows 8, it lags everywhere, even in the menus.
I read somewhere that Microsoft dropped hardware acceleration support for DirectX 7.x in Windows 8. Is it possible to get the game working on Windows 8? I really don't like Windows 7 (long story), and this game is the only thing that's holding me back from upgrading.