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Windows 7: webcam works, only if I get invited on WLM

01 Nov 2010   #1
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
webcam works, only if I get invited on WLM

Hello guys

I use Windows Live Messenger 9 (because I hate the 2010 version).
When my mates invite me for a videoconversation, my webcam works. But when I want to invite them, it says I don't have a webcam. Anyone had this problem?

I even did a format C:\ for this, but it didn't solve the problem. My webcam drivers are installed.

When I go to audio & video settings (in WLM), my webcam is just being recognized so I click "finish". After that I invite my mate to have a video conversation, but I only see his webcam, my webcam is drawn as "not available" and WLM tells me to buy a webcam. This is a built-in laptop webcam...


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01 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fANAT1C View Post
Hello guys

I use Windows Live Messenger 9 (because I hate the 2010 version).
When my mates invite me for a videoconversation, my webcam works. But when I want to invite them, it says I don't have a webcam. Anyone had this problem?

I even did a format C:\ for this, but it didn't solve the problem. My webcam drivers are installed.

When I go to audio & video settings (in WLM), my webcam is just being recognized so I click "finish". After that I invite my mate to have a video conversation, but I only see his webcam, my webcam is drawn as "not available" and WLM tells me to buy a webcam. This is a built-in laptop webcam...

What version (date) are the webcam drivers? Is there a yellow triangle over them in device manager?
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01 Nov 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I have never used WLM, but in options is there a dropdown for video selection? I have found some programs that defaulted to the wrong device.
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02 Nov 2010   #4
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fANAT1C View Post
Hello guys

I use Windows Live Messenger 9 (because I hate the 2010 version).
When my mates invite me for a videoconversation, my webcam works. But when I want to invite them, it says I don't have a webcam. Anyone had this problem?

I even did a format C:\ for this, but it didn't solve the problem. My webcam drivers are installed.

When I go to audio & video settings (in WLM), my webcam is just being recognized so I click "finish". After that I invite my mate to have a video conversation, but I only see his webcam, my webcam is drawn as "not available" and WLM tells me to buy a webcam. This is a built-in laptop webcam...

What version (date) are the webcam drivers? Is there a yellow triangle over them in device manager?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I have never used WLM, but in options is there a dropdown for video selection? I have found some programs that defaulted to the wrong device.
There is a dropdown box, and all of the options I define are working in the example webcam window (just at the right side of the dropdown box), but once I try to invite anyone on WLM, I can't find my webcam anywhere and it tells me to buy a webcam or view someone else's webcam.

When I search for drivers using Windows Update it says there couldn't be found any newer drivers than the drivers I have.
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