MSFT VX6000 Lifecam not showing in "Scanners & Cameras"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Peter, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Latest Vista driver from MSFT too. (1.3VX for Lifecam VX6000). It can't be added either because the only option is to insert a disk and the driver software comes from MSFT's website.
    Also why can't we show Printers and Cameras in "My Computer" like we can in XP?

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate Triple Boot
    P4 HT @ 3ghz, 4gb DDR, 700gb HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 4 PCI Sound
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP Graphics
     
    Peter, Jun 12, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    Peter,

    I searched the Internet and found this instruction posted by someone who
    installed the VX600 on an earlier version of Vista (note use of earlier 1.2
    software):

    "find driver disk or download the 1.2 software from microsoft

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/d...X6000&os=xp&lang=en&driverVersion=Lifecam 1.0

    expand to a folder

    plug in webcam

    find 2 entrys in device manager

    go to driver update

    install driver for device from subdirectory from folder

    (just the driver you do not need the software) 32bit or 64bit directory

    microsoft and skype (new beta) are fine with the webcam microsoft has a
    close beta under wraps but you need to get either a new nx device or wait
    till release date for the driver which will be made available."

    I'll look around some more to see whether I can find something better. Post
    back if you think the above instruction useful.

    As far as showing printers and cameras in My Computer (now Computer in
    Vista), I don't recall ever seing printers in My Computer in WinXP, but the
    camera shows up there in both WinXP and in Vista after you connect it. It
    displays as a drive of some sort, no? That's my recollection from the last
    time I connected my camera.
     
    freddy, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. Peter

    freddy Guest

    Peter,

    Here is another quote from a website where the poster installed the llifecam
    in Vista:

    "Setting up the webcam proved to be straightforward, although we had to
    download software for Vista instead of installing it from the included CD.
    Nevertheless, the entire process took only a few minutes."

    I think this shows that users are installing the VX6000 on Vista. If you
    have further problems, please post back.
     
    freddy, Jun 12, 2007
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  4. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Thanks. I installed the camera OK right from the start...no problems and I
    had to use the drivers from MSFT website because the CD is old. Just
    wondered why the heck it doesn't show in Scanners & Cameras.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate Triple Boot
    P4 HT @ 3ghz, 4gb DDR, 700gb HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 4 PCI Sound
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP Graphics
     
    Peter, Jun 12, 2007
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  5. Peter

    freddy Guest

    Peter,

    It's hard determining what you want to know. You need to work on your use
    of the written word.
     
    freddy, Jun 13, 2007
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  6. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Considering that I am English and have a degree in it, not sure how else I
    could explain it.

    I had no problems installing the camera using MSFT's Vista drivers from
    their website. Considering it is a Microsoft product and Vista is also a
    Microsoft product, why doesn't it show up in the Scanner and Cameras module?
    As I said, it shows fine in XP. I'm just assuming that it is a glitch with
    Vista awaiting some sort of fix down the line.
    never mind, it isn't really that important.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate Triple Boot
    P4 HT @ 3ghz, 4gb DDR, 700gb HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 4 PCI Sound
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP Graphics
     
    Peter, Jun 13, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Where is this Scanner and Cameras module?

    Computer (not My Computer) does not have it.

    In Device Manager it is under "Imaging devices".
     
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 13, 2007
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  8. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Start/Control Panel/Hardware & Sound/

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate Triple Boot
    P4 HT @ 3ghz, 4gb DDR, 700gb HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 4 PCI Sound
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP Graphics
     
    Peter, Jun 13, 2007
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  9. Peter

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Oh, THAT Control Panel view. Never use it, to many clicks to get to what I
    want. I use Classic view, and have Control Panel as a menu on my Start Menu.

    My Logitech webcam also does not appear there and cannot be added. It must be
    only useful for handheld digital cameras not webcams.
     
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 13, 2007
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  10. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I guess that's the case. Tried Classic view, haven't decided yet which one
    I prefer.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate Triple Boot
    P4 HT @ 3ghz, 4gb DDR, 700gb HDD
    Soundblaster Audigy 4 PCI Sound
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP Graphics
     
    Peter, Jun 13, 2007
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