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Windows 7: How to use my webcam???

26 Oct 2011   #1

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
How to use my webcam???

hey there I'm wondering how to use my webcam to take photos on windows 7 ultimate, i can use it on Skype and MSN but can i use the actual camera itself??? My camera is a Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

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26 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic X View Post
hey there I'm wondering how to use my webcam on windows 7 ultimate, i can use it on Skype and MSN but can i use the actual camera itself??? My camera is a Microsoft LifeCam VX-700

Best place to start is to make sure you have the correct driver for it installed. Each device needs a driver to allow the software to talk to the hardware. Go to MS and find the correct driver (32 bit or 64bit) for your camera and install it.
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26 Oct 2011   #3

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure i have the latest updates for my webcam
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26 Oct 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic X View Post
I'm pretty sure i have the latest updates for my webcam
Can you check in device manager?

Please go to start>search>type device manager. (for Win 7 and Vista)

Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.



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26 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Was there any extra software that came with the webcam?
Zigzag sounds confused, I think he thinks your webcam isn't working, but you say you use it in Skype and MSN so obviously it is working.
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26 Oct 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Zeph, not confused at all. Skype and MSN may use the same driver (or may not) but the features may all not be installed from the mfr, besides it cant hurt to check.
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26 Oct 2011   #7

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic X View Post
I'm pretty sure i have the latest updates for my webcam
Can you check in device manager?

Please go to start>search>type device manager. (for Win 7 and Vista)

Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.



no yellow triangle i tried updating it and it said you currently have the best updates for your cam atm
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27 Oct 2011   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic X View Post
I'm pretty sure i have the latest updates for my webcam
Can you check in device manager?

Please go to start>search>type device manager. (for Win 7 and Vista)

Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.



no yellow triangle i tried updating it and it said you currently have the best updates for your cam atm
DId the computer come with any software for the webcam?
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27 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can use a software like Yamcam to use your webcam
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28 Oct 2011   #10

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

okay thanks i might try it
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