Windows Vista and Firewire – INCOMPATIBLE!
So you tried to plug in your Digital Camera or iPod using a Firewire connection and wondered, “Hmmmm why is Windows Vista not even detecting the device?” – Well here’s the answer, it’s quite simple really.
With the new roll out of Windows Vista, rumour has it that Windows Vista does not support Firewire. There is no confirmation whether they ever will, but I doubt it because Microsoft wants to move towards upgrading USB 2.0 instead of using their competitors hardware.
At the same time, I am a little skeptical whether Windows Vista does support Firewire or not. The reason why I say this is because I’m a bit confused. They say Firewire doesn’t work on Vista, then they come up with the following article on the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
KB927827 – Windows Vista does not enumerate an IEEE 1394a device that you connect to the computer
So who knows?
So far, from what I’ve heard and asked many users, Windows Vista does NOT support Firewire – But if you have anymore information on this please let us know ðŸ™‚