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Windows 7: The camera is used by another program Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

04 Sep 2011   #11
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That would be skype is the software that uses the built in webcam. And it is a good program actually.


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05 Sep 2011   #12
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

After boot-up when I try to start the camera through Life Frame or Google Talk the camera fails to start. However, if I launch Skype and start the camera there then exit the program the issue is solved temporarily (The camera starts in Life Frame, still failing to start in Gtalk). Thanks for your assistance in advance.
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05 Sep 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Navigate to Start>Default Programs>Set Default Programs.

From there you should be able to see which program your web cam has defaulted to and change it if necessary.
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05 Sep 2011   #14
Vesnog

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am grateful for your help. Switching between applications is going to be intimidating task since Windows does not do it by itself. I will let you know if the problem recurs.
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05 Sep 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Please do post back if you get any further problems.
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08 Oct 2011   #16
kjus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have the same problem. But I can't see any program defaulted to my webcam. When I start any app that uses webcam it says that the camera is used by another program. I tried to kill the most of the processes with no effect. I also tried to uninstall it and install again but nothing changed. I even tried the system restore and this didn't help either.
Any ideas, please?
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11 Jan 2012   #17
mamiki

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I am also experiencing the same problem .Whatever i do I'm getting the same message.It should a windows 7 home premium problem?or Asus N61J problem?
Please we need a help??
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27 Aug 2012   #18
stuStu94

Win7 64bit
 
 

i have problem with sending ofline Video message .
Messenger says some other device useing web cam.
i have been able to us Video Chat no problems.
i have nothing else that cud be using it - Any suggestion ?
Am using win7 bit64
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