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I have a vx1000 microsoft webcam, i installed the software and the usb installed, however it won't work on windows live messenger, can anyone help but i would need detailed instructions, im technically challenged

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1. InstaInstall the software.
2. Plug the webcam into a powered USB port.
3. Position the webcam on a flat surface, or hang it from a flat monitor.
4.Start > All Programs > Microsoft LifeCam > LifeCam Help.
For details download documentation:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/documentation/default.aspx?type=LifeCam&sku=64L-00003

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

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

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