I probably should just give this thing away and buy another proper AVR ISP mkII, but I keep it around as a spare and would like it to work.
It's a clone, with a M8 in it (AVRISP mkII or USBASP firmware can be loaded). I have used it for years on WinXP with no issues (Jungo USB drivers for Studio and LibUSB filter driver for avrdude).
But, it's time to move the spare programming machine to Win7, and this is the only thing that did not seem to make the move. I verified that the drivers are installed correctly, since my Atmel MkII fires up fine and runs, via 6.1 SP1 AVRStudio and AVRDUDE 5.11.
So, I guess, if someone has or knows of a firmware that works with the AVRISP mkII USB drivers and runs on a M8 or related (m168/328/88), I'd love to know about it. Not holding out a ton of hope, but I hate to ditch the little programmer, as it's been quite a solid performer, and I use it when on the road, as if I dies, I'll not feel bad.
I tried searching for related postings, but could not find relevant answers. I could move to USBASP firmware, I suppose, but that firmware seems much slower.