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Logitech QuickCam STX vista compatibility?

I'm running Windows Vista and have finally found a good webcam that says it's Vista compatible, the Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX. However I installed the software, made sure I had the latest drivers, and when I try to open the webcam software, it all freezes up and doesn't recognize it, or gives me a series of popup error codes, and I end up having to forcequit the program with task manager. Tried using the cam on Yahoo Messenger (Logitech's site says it works) and it simply tells me the cam is not connected, despite the fact that it is. Any ideas?

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Re: Logitech QuickCam STX vista compatibility?

Have you updated DirectX?, I'm not sure if Vista has DX9.0 or 9.0c, but you could try and update DirectX before you install the cam software. Also if the cam is usb, did you install the software "before" connecting the cam?, some people aren't aware that usb devices have to have the software installed first, before connecting the device.

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Also, being that it is considered a "legacy device" now, they probably will not invest the time into writing drivers for Windows Vista.

Here is a link to their newer web-cams, almost all of them are vista compatible. You can verify their operating system compatibility under the "Specifications" tab of each products page.,en

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Windows vista home premiun

Please click on the link mentioned below to download the drivers:

Windows Vista Multilingual 32-bit

* Title: QuickCam v11.1.0.2030
* Software Version:
* Post Date: 8/7/2007
* Platform: Windows Vista
* File Size: Approximate download size is 30.7 megabytes.

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* Title: QuickCam v11.1.0.2030
* Software Version:
* Post Date: 8/7/2007
* Platform: Windows Vista
* File Size: Approximate download size is 36.3 megabytes.

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Haveing trouble installing logitech quick cam onto my comuptor thats running windows vista

This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between Windows Vista and Logitech QuickCam Messenger.
Logitech QuickCam Messenger was created by Logitech, Inc..
To search for similar devices that are compatible with this version of Windows, visit the Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List website online.
However, it’s not totally out of hope for owner of Logitech QuickCam Messenger who has upgraded to Windows Vista. The following hack will use Windows XP driver (a common trick to use non Vista compliant device) to install the webcam in Vista:
  1. Download QuickCam 8.4.8 with driver for WinXP.
  2. Install WinRAR if not already installed yet.
  3. Open the setup installer qc848enu.exe and unpack its contents to a folder. Alternatively, right click on qc848enu.exe and select “Extract to qc848enu\” option.
  4. Insert or plug in the Logitech QuickCam Messenger to a USB port if not already done so.
  5. An “Driver Software Installation” icon in systray (notification area) should appear, which will pop up detailed message if click. It should fail, and “Add Hardware Wizard” dialog window will appear. Choose to install the driver manually by instructing the Wizard to locate and look for the web cam driver inside the Drivers folder under the unpacked folder of the qc848enu.exe setup program. You can use browser button to select the folder.
  6. Windows Vista should grab the XP driver and install it properly.
  7. Download the latest version (10.5.1) of Vista compliant QuickCam software from Logitech to install the software on Vista.
  8. Run the setup (qc1051enu) normally. You may need to skip the detection of webcam near the end of installation process.
Voila, you can now use the Logitech webcam to capture images or use it in conjunction with video chat in IM programs such as Windows Live (MSN) Messenger, AIM Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype or run Logitech VideoCall.

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During the upgrade installation to QuickCam 11.5 the installer will hault and display error code 2738.

Windows XP user:
  1. Please visit the Microsoft website and download Window Scrip 5.6.
  2. After installing Windows Scrip 5.6, please reinstall QuickCam11.5.
Windows Vista Users:
  1. Click on Start Button
  2. Click on All Programs
  3. Click on Accessories
  4. Right click on the Command Prompt, select "run as administrator"
  5. At the prompt type "regsvr32 vbscript.dll"
  6. You will now get a message box saying "vbscript.dll" has been registered
  7. Reinstall QuickCam 11.5

This resolve the problem.

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It can be found here,en

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when you were installing the software did a taskbar pop up appear and tell you that hardware was found, and then proceeded to install the cam and inform you that the Logitech STX is now installed and ready for use? If not then the cam may need to be tried in another usb port as of yet it has not been recognised by windows. Also if this is being used on a laptop, sometimes there is not enough power amps being sent be the usb port to recognise, again trying a different port may solve that. If all else fails re install the software again, but make sure windows is allowing the cam to work, as sometimes there is an updater programme that works in conjunction with the cam to update drivers etc, this will probably be being dissalowed by either windows or your internet security programme and any part of the software that is being blocked may be stopping your cam also.

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