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I Don't Know If I Have Fire Wire


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#1 cameronlee

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:03 PM

It sounds stupid when I write it down, but I don't know whether I have a Firewire input in my computer.
I have the socket, I know that. I can't identify if there is anything connected to the backof it, inside the box. I bought some Firewire cable and plugged in my video camera. I have Windows XP so I figured it would just start itself up. No luck. A friend said "It doesn't work that way, you have to choose it from a menu."

I am hoping someone can tell me how I can find out whether I have Firewire and if so, do I need to choose it from a menu? and how do I do this?

Please help me. I've got family videos I need to edit.

Thanks, Cam

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#2 JPHarvey

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:27 PM

You may need to use the connect a camera wizard...

Go to your Control Panel and go to Camera's and Scanners... There should be an option to connect a new device.
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:52 PM

Download Everest 1.41 from oldversion.com (the last full feature freeware version) and it will tell you everything that is in your computer - both hardware and software.

http://www.oldversion.com

Look in the utilities section




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