BrooklynEd, you should be able to use the card right now. And, you should be able to install software onto that card and use it in your machine.
The set up CD had some programs on it that are nice to have, and they may already be on your card. That's the main thing that you lose without the set up CD. Otherwise, what you've heard about is that the CD-RW for new software "couples" with the VS8F-3 card that it's installed on. So, if you go to install a program from a disc that's already been installed on another 3 card, that won't work. But that's not the card, that's the program's CD-RW because it's been coupled with another card. Point being, your card should work fine for you and accept any new software you put on it as well as running any software already on it.
Edited by SmagBoy1 (05/11/13 04:57 AM)