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I have a Microsoft lifecam nx-6000, but t ems not to be compatibe with windows vista. how can i get it to work with vista?

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SOURCE: Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 and Yahoo messager

you'll need the drivers for that Yahoo IM from your webcam folks. it's a bit persnickity

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SOURCE: Free software download for Microsoft LifeCam

To get the latest Microsoft Web Camera drivers, copy this site to you web browser and paste it in the address bar.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE

then select the necessary items as listed below, such as
1. Select type of product. (Web cam)
2. Select your product (camera model).
3. Select your operating system. (XP, Vista etc.)
4. Select your operating system language. (United States English)
Then to use it on the Web, do this.
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:
Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
Then click on the Video Settings.
The camera, if Installed Properly, it will come up and show a video picture.
Then, on the bottom of the page click save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and hear you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.HTML )
set it up as follows:
Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
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:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on " "Show Menus." And then click on "Show the Menu Bar".
Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on " "Action."
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:
http://dashboard.aim.com/aim
On the VIM sign-in window, click on Edit.
Then click on Settings Enhanced IM.
Next click on Enhanced IM.
Then click on Audio Video.
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
The audio and camera should function now.
Additional information to use with VIM settings.
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. Hope this helps. Bud





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. Yourfriends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/ ) 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.
Hopethis helps. Bud

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Lifecam NX-6000 with Skype

When Skype uses the Lifecam, an icon named "Microsoft LifeCam Dashboard"(it looks like a round blue button) shows up in the System Tray (lower right corner of the desktop). Click the icon to pop up the dashboard.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: does skype work with Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000?

Before you can use your webcam in any chat program you have to configure it to that program

Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.

http://www.testmycam.com/

working OK ?

CONFIGURE TO SKYPE
Connect webcam
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly.
The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software.
If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.

Start Skype.
On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'.
In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings'
Run down the list setting your defaults
Select your webcam as the default microphone.
Make a free test call
Click 'Save'
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
This will launch your webcam
Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings'
Check the correct webcam is shown as default
Click Save
Test your webcam by making a Skype test call.
For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site:
http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: microsoft-lifecam-vx-6000-windows-2003-driver

I had the same problem on my 2003 server, use this link to load software:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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I have a Work-A-Round so that the end result will provide both sound and
Video using the LifeCam NX-6000 with Windows Live on a
Windows Vista ULtimate 64 bit system, please post your system if
this solution works for you.

I guessed that the error messages, the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, and
a long list of conflicts that I discovered with this camera shown that
the sound was conflicting with the video.

Overview
I used manycam for the video and I configured Windows Live to handle sound.
I assume that you can get it to work as long as you split the video and sound
on two different programs.

What I did
I installed the vista driver
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/DownloadResult.aspx?category=ICE&type=Webcams&name=NX6000&os=WVista_32&lang=en
I installed windows live 8.1 (I did configure until after ManyCams)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en
I installed ManyCams
ManyCam Virtual Webcam 2.3.21
http://www.download.com/ManyCam-Virtual-Webcam/3000-2348_4-10593500.html

Configuration
I started ManyCams and configured it to (optionally start on boot) and to
USE LIFECAM NX-6000 as the source.
I then started Windows 8.1 Start > Tools > Audio and Video setup
and configured it to use my
(1) speakers for output sound (Realtek HD Audio) [next]
(2) Microphone Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000 [next]
(3) ManyCam Virtual Webcam [finish]

Reboot, start ManyCam and then start Windows live.

If your still having issues, you may try to disable this service and try again
using the following instructions.
start -> run -> services.msc
then go to Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service
click on proprieties and disable it

Ok, thats is what I did and I truly hope that it helps you.

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You need to get the update with Vista driver. so it will work with Vista.
Hope this helps. Bud

Oct 20, 2008 | Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 Webcam

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this the spec from microsoft for the nx-6000
it is not for 64-bit machine. it is fir 32-bits machine, color depth is 16.

Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 • Intel Pentium® III 700 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended) • 256 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended) • 300-700 MB hard drive space • Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher • 2 MB or higher video memory • Windows-compatible speakers or headphones • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended). USB port 2.0 required for 1.3 MP and above video capture resolution. System without USB 2.0 may achieve 800 x 600 pixel resolution • CD-ROM drive • Broadband internet access required; access fees may apply • Microsoft LifeCam software, version 1.3 Internet functions (post to Windows Live™ Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls), also require: Internet Explorer 6/7 browser software required for installation; 25 MB hard drive space typically required (users can maintain other default Web browsers after installation) The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 has basic Video & Audio Functionality with Windows Live Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger™, Yahoo!® Messenger, Skype, and Microsoft Office Communicator

hope that helps!



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Actually, I don't have a full solution.
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wlmessengerdev/thread/f4a9753b-83ee-4d96-b365-70da8d2c86e8
States the following:
start -> run -> services.msc
then go to Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service
click on proprieties and disable it
Ok, My BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH is gone and the Initiation error, but
I have to you my headset as the sound doesn't work with my Lifecam NX 6000.

I have a UPDATED Vista Ultimate 64 bit system on a EVGA motherboard.

IF Microsoft can't get their stuff working easy on my new 3000 buck 64 bit system
it is know wonder that most of my other aplications won't run on Vista 64 bit either.

P.S. Does anyone want to buy a $3000.00 buck paper weight?

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nx-6000 is for windows 32-bits machine. if you have installed on a 64-bits machine, it will have problem running.
this is microsft first try to breaking into video, you know how that is. (bugs)

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Hi

Try the MS driver package below. I don't have a LifeCam to test. Let me know if you are sucessful

Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000/VX-1000/VX-3000/VX-6000 Driver 1.21 Windows driver
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Version: 3.10.58
Added: March 11, 2002
Updated: March 17, 2002
Filename: MicrosoftLifeCam1_21.exe
Filesize: 543 Kb
OS: Win XP, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 3.11, DOS, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT SP1, Windows 2000 SP3, Windows 98
http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/f/3/cf34583f-f873-4b8c-8b13-00d156f3af05/LifeCam1_21.exe

Mike

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