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Webcam only shows black & white in Windows 8

Note: I have Logitech webcams but since this is a Windows fix it will probably work with any brand that is having similar problems:
I recently upgraded my PC to Windows 8.1 and discovered that my two Logitech webcams would only display black & white (although snapshots were in color). I tried all of Logitech's advice but nothing worked. The Solution: Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the .exe file in the Logitech folder (in my case the path is (C) / Program Files (x86) / Logitech / LWS / Webcam Software / LWS.exe). Right-click the file and choose "Properties". Click on "Compatibility" and choose "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 8". Restart your webcam software and it should now have color. (PS: The system may sometimes default to the original settings, so you may need to repeat the above to get your color back.)

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Logitech does not provide Windows 7 drivers for this webcam.
Let Windows 7 search for drivers, it may work if you are lucky.

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The driver and software package for the Logitech QuickCam (p/n 861206-0000) is available from Logitech here:
http://logitech-sjca.navisite.net/web/ftp/pub/techsupport/quickcam/qc848enu.exe

Note that Logitech does not supprt Windows Vista for this device, though it should work fine on Windows XP.

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If you have it still installed on your old computer and still have that computer you may be able to tell what brand and model it is from there. If it's a USB webcam you might need to plug it into the old computer for this.

In the Mac OS your webcam would probably show up on your computer's desktop as it's own icon and tell you what brand it is and possibly model as well.

If you're working in Windows, you should be able to view it from your device manager. Let me know if you're working on a Mac or other OS and need instructions on how to look at the webcam's properties in there. There also may be associated software installed on your old computer that says the brand name and/or model to give you clues.

Often in Windows webcams have software that runs automatically when the computer's on and it's plugged in (sometimes even when it's not plugged in) that also makes a little icon (picture) in the bottom right of a Windows screen, by the time. Hovering over the icons that look like your webcam should allow you to pick the correct one to open and identify what webcam you have.

If you don't still have it installed or don't have access to your old computer, you may be able to recognize it on common webcam sites. Logitech makes popular webcams & their site has pics of their different models so you can get the correct download here: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/support_downloads/downloads/webcams/&cl=us,en

All this is assuming that you tried plugging it in already. If you haven't tried it, you might want to as OS's often come pre-loaded with various device drivers.

Hope that helps! :)

-Aloha

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