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Windows 7: Safe Windows 7 Drivers?

21 Jul 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Safe Windows 7 Drivers?

I was searching for Windows 7 drivers for an older Logitech Webcam (2 actually, V-UW21 and V-UAP14) and ran across this site:

Logitech QuickCam V-UAP14 (Chat) Drivers Download - Update Logitech Software

It screams scam - virus - malware to me... there are no Windows 7 drivers or support on Logitech's site nor did I find any mention of Solvusoft when doing a quick search.

How do I determine if this is in fact legitimate and safe software or is instead malware?

Thanks in advance!

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21 Jul 2013   #2
x BlueRobot

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64

Always download drivers from the hardware vendor's website, if there are no Windows 7 drivers, then the device isn't supported in Windows 7.

Are the webcams USB? You may be able to the generic Windows USB drivers.
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21 Jul 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

No that place wants to install a program and then charge you for a driver.

There are XP drivers on the Logitech site, you could try installing them in Compatibility Mode

Support + Downloads: QuickCam Zoom - Logitech

Support + Downloads: QuickCam Chat - Logitech
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04 Aug 2014   #4


I got this working on Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise! Here is what I did:
* Download the 32-bit Windows XP v8.4.8 for the QuickCam Chat V-UAP14 from here: Support + Downloads: QuickCam Chat - Logitech
* The file was named qc848enu.exe. Right-click it and choose Properties.
* Select the Compatibility Tab.
* Select the checkbox in the "Compatibility mode" fieldset for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
* Also select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the dropdown list in the "Compatibility mode" fieldset.
* Select the "OK" button.
* Execute qc848enu.exe and do the complete installation. (It will want to reboot; go ahead and let it.)
* When it comes back up it will tell you to connect the camera. It won't work at this point.
* I went to Programs and Features and saw two entries: some Logitech software and Logitech Camera Driver. Uninstall the Logitech software but leave the Logitech Camera Driver.
* Download the Windows 7 x64 driver from Logitech for QuickCam Express: Support + Downloads: QuickCam Express - Logitech
* The file was named lws110_x64.exe. I opened it as an archive with 7-Zip and copied the contents of the Drivers folder to a folder in my desktop. Inside was a folder named x64 folder, and two files: DevInst.cfg and LgDrvInst.exe. (Just as an FYI if you open DevInst.cfg in notepad you will see a setting for "MIGRATELEGACYQUICKCAM")
* Execute LgDrvInst.exe and it will install all of its drivers into Win8 - the crucial part being that it will migrate legacy QuickCam drivers.
* Plug in the camera.
* Open Device Manager and double-click the camera with the yellow exclamation point icon.
* Select the "Update Driver..." button.
* Select the "Browse my computer for driver software" button/section.
* Select the "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" button/section.
* Scroll down to "Logitech" in the "Manufacturer" listbox.
* Select "Logitech QuickCam Chat" in the "Model" listbox.
* Select the "Next" button.
* Select the "Yes" button on the "Update Driver Warning" dialog box.
Congratulations! You now have a working V-UAP14 on Windows 8 x64! Any software designed to find an attached camera on your machine will now recognize your camera and use it.
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