Are you saying that they won't pair with your new device? Do they work inking?
A couple of troubleshooting techniques -
Reboot the pen by removing the nib and battery and putting them back in
Replace the Quad-A battery
Internet Explorer is deprecated and only supported by Business Customers paying for extended support and Office 2007 has reached the end of support as well. URL handling has changed enormously since the mid-2000s. Upgrading to a newer version or switching to Mail or Outlook.com is your best bet.
I've been using the SP8 since Tuesday and it is by far the best Windows 2 and 1 I've used.
Enhancements over the Pro7+
13" display that is the best panel I've seen on a Surface
Slim Pen 2 with haptic feedback
2 TB4 ports allow for further upgrades and use cases...
It was the Connected Standby Power State introduced in Windows 8 - allows for always on connectivity while maintaining battery life. It's like your smartphone - it can be in a low power state and still receive notification and calls.