This is not a question, just some information for the frustrated. If anyone else has a similiar fix/question they can post here.
I had to install SW2010 on a win8 machine (working with a team who has old software)
System: Lenovo W530
OS: WIn8 64bit
Video Card: NVIDIA K2000M
CPU: 2.6GHz i7
Initially the install seems to load fine, however the parts will disappear unless being rotated or scaled.
So essentially you have a video driver problem, you will need to rollback to this version, however you have to take a different approach...
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
First "double-click" to install this driver, it will not load/install, but will unpack the install package to C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\307.83\Win8_WinVista_Win7_64
Go to Device Manager, Uninstall your current NVIDIA Display adapter.
(might need to refresh) Right click on the NVIDIA Card Display and select properties
select the driver tab, and update driver...
Browse to the install package listed above, and click "ok"
Restart and you should be ready to go. I am able to run 2010 and 2012 64bit with this driver, and so far have seen no issues.
*Note: If the driver appears to NOT rollback, you may have to go back into the proerties of the adapter and choose from the list of installed drivers, as sometimes Windows is trying to keep it on the most current driver installed.'
Hope this helps!