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Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000 not giving me visual on Skype

I am running Vista and cannot seem to get visual on skype, it keeps telling me webcam not recognised please close all applications using webcam.

It used to work when I was running Windows XP

Please can someone help?

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  • Brian Tammetta May 11, 2010

    Goto Tools, Options, Video settings and see if that gets you started but I need more information on whats runing and also make sure you updated Skype.

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Normal 0 See section B. Skype in the info below to setup the Audio & Video.
Also send this to your family and friends so they have there computer setup properly.
Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

Hope this helps. Bud

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wlmessengerdev/thread/f4a9753b-83ee-4d96-b365-70da8d2c86e8
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IF Microsoft can't get their stuff working easy on my new 3000 buck 64 bit system
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