I'm not a techie, and you do not say what format you saved your work in,
but it sounds like your software wants to open the data as read/writable,
and that it is FTM that is objecting to the file, not Windows.
Perhaps if you copy the data from the disc onto your new laptop, your software will be able
to access it from there.
The driver problem I would suggest is a different issue to be dealt with as per your