I've run into a bit of a snag with the above - that being windows 8 honestly believes my MZ-NH600D's enumerated driver (the generic USB Mass Storage device) is the best and shiniest driver to use. This means when I tell it to search for the device and give it the NETMD760 directory it still is convinced it knows best. Here's what I've done so far..
a) hooked up the MD
devices and printers in control panel
c) right click hi-md, properties
d) hardware tab, click properties
e) driver tab, click driver
f) update driver button is greyed out
a- same, before proceeding, safe eject device in systray
e) click change settings on general tab
f) go to driver tab
g) browse for local driver... from here on out it's like proudofmylife's video EXCEPT...
h) Windows 8 says my current driver is the best one.
As above but with the reboot to the non-signature checking mode. Still fails.
So... it seems that I have a couple of options and I don't know windows well enough to say if this is doable...
1) remove the mass storage driver (seems like a bad move)
2) coax win8 to overlook its recomendation and/or force the netmd drivers in place.
It's worth noting that the devices works with SonicStage like a champ, but ONLY with HiMD format discs. I can't format NetMD/"old" format at all, or see anything on a NetMD disc.