no firewire connection?

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5000A. Just installed a fresh Power SDR (with an alleged new 5000A).  I followed the install instructions to a tee. When I launch PSDR (Admin) it says I need a firmware update - I click OK, then it just sits there and finally says 'not responding'. Windows 10.

In device manager, I noticed that the Windows FireWire driver is Microsoft, dated 2006. Is that correct? (I thought a Flex driver was required). What do I know...

thx, Alan
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Alan W4FBI

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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Alan, I have a Flex 3000, which also works with firewire.
It runs without problems on both my Toughbook CF-52 Windows7pro notebook and my Getac S400 Windows 10pro notebook. I run PowerSDR 2.8.0.115 by KE9NS. 
You'll find a lot of information on his page, there also is a special section for firewire:
http://www.ke9ns.com/flexpage.html#firewire
Also have a look at the FlexRadio helpdesk:
https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004200912-How-to-Install-the-FLEX-Firewire-Devic...
I hope this helps,
Vy 73, Alex - DH2ID
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