How can I get FireWire to work in Windows 8?

Episode 953 (41:52)

David from Cambria, CA

David upgraded to Windows 8, but he's lost his firewire connection as a result. Leo says that upgrading an old PC to Windows 8 usually isn't recommended, but it sounds like David needs to get a firewire driver from the motherboard manufacturer. There's no indication that Windows 8 doesn't support it. He just would need the driver. Leo also says that doing a clean install wiped out all the older drivers, this is one case where an upgrade may have been the better move.

The chatroom points to this article and suggests going to the Windows Compatibility Center to see if his hardware is supported.