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Lifecam 1.1 problem

Can't install my lifecam 1.1 on my windows vista. this is odd because I had it installed before in the same computer

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Follow the instructions below and it will work.

Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program.

When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.

Then to use it on the Web, do this.
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.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on
top left next to the red X.
2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.”
And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or
friends you are connected to.

D. AIM (AOL) Messenger

1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit.
2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
3. Next click on Enhanced IM.
4. Then click on Audio Video.
5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and
video camera installed in you computer.
The Audi Video drop downs are
Microphone
Speaker
Camera

Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings:
In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window.
If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display:
You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you
like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button.
2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers
and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Notes:
· The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to
first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning
Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working
properly. Follow the on-screen prompts.
· images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may
appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends.

After you get your camera installed properly, DO NOT unplug it from the USB port as it will
cause the drivers to be corrupt and render the camera unusable till reinstalled it properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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How to install my web cam


Method 1: Update the LifeCam drivers in Device Manager
  1. Open Device Manager.
    • In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start vistastartbutton.jpg, type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      securityshield.jpg If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following entries:
    • Sound, video , and game controllers
    • Imaging Devices
  3. Look for a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field next to a device. The exclamation point indicates that the device has a problem. Right-click the device, and then click the option that corresponds to your version of Windows:
    • In Windows Vista, follow these steps:
      1. Click Update Driver Software.
      2. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
      3. Click Browse.
      4. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK: C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32 If a driver is not found, try the following folders: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers C:\Windows\Inf
      5. Click Next.
    • In Windows XP, follow these steps:
      1. Click Update Driver.
      2. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
      3. Click to select the Include this location in the search check box, and then click Browse.
      4. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK: C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32 If a driver is not found, try the following folders: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers C:\Windows\Inf
      5. Click Next.

Method 2: Download and install the latest software To download the most recent version of the LifeCam software, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Hardware Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/downloads/default.mspx
  2. Click Software for Microsoft internet communications (webcam and headset) products.
  3. In the Select type of product box, select Webcams.
  4. In the Select your product box, select your LifeCam product.
  5. In the Select your operating system box, select your version of Windows.
  6. In the Select your operating system language box, select your Windows language.
  7. Click Go.
  8. Click the link to download the most recent version of the LifeCam software.
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I can`t install my Lifecam VX2000


Hello!
Please, check if your Operating System is compatible with your camera, because if not you will have to update.
  • Start>right click Computer>Properties; you will see the first line "Windows Edition" under which you can see which is your Operating System and all the information about it.
  • The camera you have is compatible with Windows 7, but can also work with at least Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista.
  • If your Operating System is older then the above, you will have to update: go to www.microsoft.com and click on downloads, choose your program (XP, Vista, et.), and in the first tab after loading the page you will see the latest update (for example: If XP, you will see download tab for Service Pack 3; if Vista, you will see download tab for Service Pack 2)
  • You can also update using Windows Update: Start>type Windows Update in the search box>Enter>Check for Updates. Install updates and restart your computer.
  • If you do not have the driver for installing your camera, please go to
http://www.howtosetupwebcam.com/news/Microsoft-LifeCam-VX-2000

and see video on how to install your camera. You can also download the driver, BUT make sure you choose the right one for your Operating System-compare drivers on the site and your System info (see step 1).

Good luck!
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This problem can occur if:

(1) You previously installed a Logitech Webcam.
(2) The LifeCam drivers are installed incorrectly.

Solution:

Method 1: Update the LifeCam drivers in Device Manager
Open Device Manager.
In Windows Vista, click Start , type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
Expand the following entries:
Sound, video , and game controllers
Imaging Devices
Look for a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field next to a device. The exclamation point indicates that the device has a problem. Right-click the device, and then click the option that corresponds to your version of Windows:
In Windows Vista, follow these steps:
Click Update Driver Software.
Click Browse my computer for driver software.
Click Browse.
In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
C:\Windows\Inf
Click Next.
In Windows XP, follow these steps:
Click Update Driver.
Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
Click to select the Include this location in the search check box, and then click Browse.
In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
C:\Windows\Inf
Click Next.

Method 2: Download and install the latest software
To download the most recent version of the LifeCam software, follow these steps:
Visit the following Microsoft Hardware Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/downlo...
Click Software for Microsoft internet communications (webcam and headset) products.
In the Select type of product box, select Webcams.
In the Select your product box, select your LifeCam product.
In the Select your operating system box, select your version of Windows.
In the Select your operating system language box, select your Windows language.
Click Go.
Click the link to download the most recent version of the LifeCam software.
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