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Completing the FireWire driver installation, Windows Vista & Windows 7
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This guide will show you how to complete the initial FireWire driver installation for the FireWire Solo, Project Mix I/O, and NRV10.  If you have not installed the FireWire Series driver, please see this guide before following these steps.  If you are updating from a previous Vista compatible FireWire driver, click here and follow this guide to update the driver; it is not necessary to run the FireWire Device Enabler as described in this guide.

Your M-Audio FireWire device must be connected and powered ON before proceeding.  If your device is not connected, shut down the computer, connect the device, and restart.

1. Open the M-Audio FireWire Device Enabler by going to the Start Menu>All Programs>M-Audio>FireWire Family and click "FireWire Device Enabler", if a "User Account Control" window appears, click "Allow".

2. FireWire Solo users should physically disconnect the FireWire cable from the FireWire Solo.  Project Mix I/O and NRV10 users should turn the power switch OFF on the device.

NOTE: The NRV10 is not mentioned in the FW Device Enabler

3. Click "Start!".  A Windows Security window may appear telling you that Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software, click "Install this driver software anyway.

The firmware updater driver will be installed. 

Note: A Found New Hardware Window may appear stating Windows needs to install driver software for your M-Audio Firmware Updater, this message can be ignored and it will disappear automatically.

4. When finished, a window will appear saying "Device driver installed successfully".

5. FireWire Solo users should now reconnect the FireWire cable, and Project Mix I/O and NRV10 users should power the device back ON.

6. If the Device Enabler does not disappear when connecting/powering on the device, click "Enable Device".

7. An M-Audio Firmware Updater will appear and begin updating the firmware on your M-Audio FireWire device.

Note: The firmware updater window (pictured above) may not appear on some systems running the Project Mix I/O, though the firmware is still being updated in the background.  Please allow 5 minutes for the update to complete and proceed to step 9.

Do not power off or unplug the device while the update is in progress.

8. The Updater will automatically close when finished and your M-Audio FireWire Solo, Project Mix I/O, or NRV10 is installed and ready to use.

9. Connect the outputs 1 and 2 of your M-Audio FireWire interface to your speakers, mixer, or other amplification device so you can hear the output of the device.

10. Once you have completed the installation procedure above, a small “M-Audio” icon will be visible in your system tray (shown below).  Right-click this icon to open the M-Audio FireWire control panel.

This control panel can also be opened by double-clicking the M-Audio FW Audio icon in the Windows Control Panel:

If you have completed both the software and hardware installation properly, the control panel will open without problems, and your M-Audio FireWire device is ready to serve as an Audio Interface for your computer and recording software.