Software and Cables
I used CHIRP version 0.4.1 which was downloaded from the CHIRP Website. I would recommend downloading the latest daily build available.
Not wanting to deal with counterfeit chips and the resulting driver problems, I purchased a cable from Valley Enterprises, and on insertion into a USB port my Windows 7 machine. The O/S downloaded the drivers from the Windows update server and installed the driver without any issues.
A search did not locate a how to guide online, and as It took me a little bit of time to figure out how to get Chirp and the FT-8800 to play nicely. I decided to document the process and post it for the benefit of others.