how do i get firewire (ieee 1394) running on virtual anything?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by charles kuchar, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. I got a nikon LS-4000 slide scanner with a firewire output. I have a
    firewire port on my dg45id motherboard with an e8400 processor and 8g of
    ram. I am running windows 7 ultimate. the only software is for the vista.
    I am running virtual XP, virtual 2000, virtual 98se. I do have windows ME
    but I try and stay away from that operating system. I can plug and unplug
    my firewire connection and I get a beep out of the computer but nothing in
    device manager shows up. I checked the bios in windows 7 and the firewire
    is enabled. don't know where to turn to next other than nikon is working on
    drives for windows 7. charlie
    charles kuchar, Jan 28, 2010
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  2. Dominic Payer, Jan 28, 2010
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  3. There are no virtualization solutions that support Firewire that I'm aware
    of. As for not having Win7 drivers, you could try installing Vista drivers
    IF there are 64-bit ones. Otherwise, you'll need to use a different computer
    for your scanner until Nikon gets its act together.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 28, 2010
  4. finally found a post where the user was able to get the scanner working on
    vista and there were comments that some users were able to get windows 7
    working also. did the instructions and now I have the scanner working on
    the laptop with vista SP2.
    I certainly am getting experience in the virtual pc's. charlie
    charles kuchar, Jan 29, 2010
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