Originally Posted by MSelig
Despite what Horizon said, FS One V1 on Windows 8 is actually not uncharted. People are running FS One V1/V2 on Windows 8. When you mention 'drivers', I assume you're talking about graphics card drivers. If you're running something like nVidia or ATI, then those drivers should fully support OpenGL for the new Windows 8. If you're running some other graphics chipset, then you can hope that the maker will update those drivers to fully support OpenGL on Windows 8 (sooner rather than later). As long as you're seeing the black flashing screen, you can at least be sure that it's graphics card drivers that are not completely supporting OpenGL.
I can say that even Intel HD 4000, which is the integrated graphics of many 3rd generation iX processors (my laptop has i5-3317U), works really well in Windows 8. I'm getting 60+ FPS on any flying field, very comfortable flying on a non-gaming laptop!