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Just bought a Microsoft Lifecam VX-500 webcamera which install's itself, but when plugged into my xp pc it works and when i plug it into my vista pc it does not. anyone know why?

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You need drivers for windows vista in order to work, you can get the driver from here

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1st You download Webcam Driver.
Just bought a Microsoft Lifecam VX-500 webcamera which install's
After this install the Webcam driver in the system.
Installation of Webcam Driver
Go to the control panel
Click on the System Icon
Click on the Hardware Tab
Click on the Device Manager s
Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it.
Right click on it and uninstall it.
After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes.
Driver installation Wizard start.
Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next.
Driver will be install.

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