Even in compatibilty mode it won't start, comand line gives shows
ERROR: Virtual Router could not be started. Supported hardware may not have been
I'm not sure how the software is checking this... I can take a look at the source later, but my guess is that in Windows 8, its looking for an adapter that does not exist.
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
(This is the Windows 8 Virtual Adapter used for the hostednetwork)
If I remember well on Windows 7 the name was different maybe even the driver it self...
I can start the hostednetwork with netsh!