Same problem here.
Installed the latest Flirc software, but it just says "disconnected" and "Please connect flirc"
flirc appears in device manager with an excamation mark "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device. To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
I chose update driver and pointed at the flirc installation directory, but nothing was found.
Is there a separate driver download? Cant see anything on the flirc website.