My 1950pro AGP had to be installed manually from device manager to work on win8 so that my be your best bet.
And also as BZ suggests you will probably save some gray hair by just getting a cheapo PCIe card.
OTOH, it's possible there is a switch on the mobo or in BIOS to determine which graphics adapter is to be used i.e. AGP vs PCIe. If the previous graphics was PCIe then that's worth looking at.
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