I don’t see any major advantages in Win 10 that outweigh the various disadvantage, namely lack of IrDA support. But it does not really solve the problem The solution is to be patient and wait until Microsoft issue an appropriate driver. In reply to Hi2Va14’s post on September 8, You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. We had tested all of our IR adapters, even the older and much better SigmaTel models , and they worked just fine with the Windows 10 pre-release editions and thought nothing further of it.

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Windows 10 Pro: USB IrDA adapter driver installation failed

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Such command will display information, where each line will be related to a distinct USB device.

The suggestion of using virtual machines has been made a number of times already in this thread but the mpschip of using a shared folder is an innovative variation. Some drivers are packaged into some Linux distributions and can be installed more easily than from scratch.

Then this OS, stopped that from working.

But looking at the kernel newsgroup archives, I could see that the driver for the MCS chip was available in the Linux kernel since the 2. Unconscionable that polar does not care!! I don’t see any major advantages in Win 10 that outweigh the various disadvantage, namely lack of IrDA support.


There also exist an alternative driver to do IP over the infrared link for this device. But it does not really solve the problem.

Windows 10 Pro: USB IrDA adapter driver installation failed – Microsoft Community

Irdz, long story short, what I iirda to solve at least partially the problem was to install Polar Trainer5 in Ubuntu using Wine and follow this instructions: Moreover the device can be uniquely identified by its ID I feel mu h more inclined to blame Microsoft. In reply to steppenzombie’s post on September 7, Feeling very let down by Microsoft lack of communication and warning about this being removed before the final produce release. By doing some Internet research, one can find that this Chip is named MCS, which is its commercial name, and that it is produced by the MosChip Semiconductor company.

In such case, the first step is to identify on which electronic chip is based the device. Sorry this didn’t help. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. As we said, each USB device will be described on a distinct line in each of the two generated files.

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In reply to Hi2Va14’s post on September 8, The Debian distribution even proposes a program named module-assistant, convenient to install drivers that are not integrated into the Linux kernel. The reason in that the electronic chip used into my token is the MosChip Semiconductor mcs electronic chip. I had the same problem and obviously I’m also annoyed by polar’s poor service. Many different devices sold by different brands are based on the same chip, and will work with the same driver.


Please post a report in the “Windows Feedback” tool, e. After running the latest Windows 10 update, still not working: Then the release version came out and the support was gone. In reply to fredlecyclofrench’s post on September 8, I have just try Oracle Virtual Box and it seems that it is not working under windows 10 for the moment.

MCS7780 — USB 1.1 to IrDA Controller

Did this solve your problem? We can find the messages concerning this driver on the google groups.

Yes, I had same exp. It is good to see the IrDA weigh in. So Krda will describe it in a general way. In reply to nooxnet’s post on September 6, Some unlucky people will have to download device drivers directly from some website, and install it following the given instructions.