7 thoughts on “Firewire legacy driver for Windows 8.1 and 10”

  1. Hi, Thanks for the download link for firewire legacy drivers. I am trying to install this on Windows 10 and when I go to manually install I always receive the message that Windowa has determined that I have the most up to date driver. I cannot get round this and am not able to install the legacy driver, any thoughts?

    1. you have to manually select the installation directory of the drivers and have windows install it from there
      even after the setup
      the setup only installs the files in a directory, not fully as an operation driver by default

      1. doesnt work at my device. I have installed the legacy driver, but my camera -Sony DC TRV 270- still not visible in my computer.

      2. sorry. Improvement: I can’t install the legacy driver. Windows says there is a problem. Device doesn’t start…. any idea? The firewire card works always until the Windows update…

      3. from the hardware manager you need to replace the current install driver (device specific) with the legacy driver

        it worked for me. in some cases it might not work out 🙁

  2. Greetings, I been trying to install m-audio firewire 410 into a windows 8.1 computer. My problem first off is that w8 has a firewire port but no 1394 host controller installed on w8. I downloaded the driver but it won’t install to my device manager. It shows installed in control panel programs installed. When I try to install it in device manager it tells me there are no drivers in this file. Downloaded & installed several times same thing. Please give me some ideas. Thanks

    1. if you don`t have any FireWire controller installed it`s not possible to replace it.
      have you enabled the FW port in the BIOS?

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