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
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:
- Download QuickCam 8.4.8 with driver for WinXP.
- Install WinRAR if not already installed yet.
- 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.
- Insert or plug in the Logitech QuickCam Messenger to a USB port if not already done so.
- 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.
- Windows Vista should grab the XP driver and install it properly.
- Download the latest version (10.5.1) of Vista compliant QuickCam software from Logitech to install the software on Vista.
- 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
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