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I can not find a driver to download my webcam onto windows vista correctly

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    It would help if you told us what model of WebCam and what Computer and Operating System you're using.

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How to turn on my built in ebcam


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http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8 It might take some time being a freeware driver solution note: it will find all of your outdated drivers this is a free driver solutions this will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right. But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date. But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing. Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer Hope this helps
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The driver for Live! Cam Vista IM (VF0420) can be found here:

http://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nLanguageLocale=1033&nDriverType=1#type_1

File Name : LCVA_0420_DRV_LA_1_01_01.exe This download contains an improved version of the driver for Creative Live!® Cam Vista IM. It adds support for Microsoft® Windows® 7. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows Vista® 32-bit or 64-bit with Service Pack 1, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP with Service Pack 3
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Notes:
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    1. Download the LCVA_0420_DRV_LA_1_01_01.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

You may also choose to install the updated application file

I would strongly suggest you consider using the Creative AutoUpdate features which can be accessed on the above page.

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