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Cant find web-cam icon on desktop


i have just installed a plug & play webcam "microsoft lifecam vx-500" on to my vista application computer. however, i am unable to find the web-cam icon (which would have appear on lower version application on the desk top. pls help

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  • moniq_ng Oct 20, 2008

    hi again,

    thanks for offering your help. i'm afraid i am still unable to find the web-cam file program. did i do something wrong?, although the salesman said it's plug and play.

  • moniq_ng Oct 22, 2008

    manage it. thanks a lot


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Ok;) try this:

Go to hard disk C: and open "Programme file", after try to find the webcam file programme it's well be probably the same name of the cam.

if you find it creat a chrtcute to the desktop of the programme.

good luck

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • issam el mourabit
    issam el mourabit Oct 31, 2008


    some time with windows vista we can't slove the probleme, so try this solution:
    go and the downlaod this smale soft it's a web cam viewer, save it in your dektop it's self-excutable, before your cam must be connected.

    good luck


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