how to start webcam ? using windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  •   I own a Asus X53S with a 1.3 Mpx webcam .  I have the drivers installed and the camera is working properly while using skype and msn .

             i was wondering if I could start my camera using Windows 7 . On XP , it appeared in my computer . On win7, I can find it in Devices and printers, but I cannot start it .  Am I supposed to download smthing ?

                  Thx in advance
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:09 AM

All replies

  • mariu,

    Are you able to use the webcam within other applications, e.g LiveMeeting or Skype? It'd be helpful to know whether it's installed correctly.
    • Proposed as answer by HOUSSI002 Friday, May 6, 2011 4:28 AM
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:54 PM
  • Hi
    i too have prasario v3000 series laptop. it works good with windows live. but whaen i tried to install youcam driver from the compaq drivers site...no use..unable to use youcam...

    thnx in advance 
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:48 PM
  • Yes .  it works on Skype and Msn .  I just need to know how to start it and take snapshots ...
    • Proposed as answer by dipu.g Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:49 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Anthony_Mann Monday, March 29, 2010 1:24 AM
    Monday, June 22, 2009 2:48 AM
  • mariu,

    Unfortunately, many webcam drivers have not yet been updated to support Windows 7, and as such do not provide the option to take snapshots from the Devices and Printers menu. You'll have to rely on third-party applications for the time being.
    • Proposed as answer by Sami Akram Friday, September 14, 2012 8:47 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Sami Akram Friday, September 14, 2012 8:48 PM
    Monday, June 22, 2009 2:00 PM
    • Proposed as answer by iamviveksri Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:03 PM
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:24 PM
  • You need a camera application from ASUS. There are various models (ieX53Sa , v,  r). I checked and there are different apps, but I can't tell which is the one.

     So, check your manual for the name of the software that provides pics and video, etc and download the Vista version from ASUS for your model's version.

     Don't forget to match 32-bit or 64-bit, whichever version of Win 7 RC that you installed.

    It's not drivers, the camera works. It's an app that you need.
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:58 PM
  • Its not free you have to buy it
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:32 PM
  • OK PEOPLE, I have the answer. I have spent 2 weeks and every forum answer I could find. The answer is within MICROSOFT.



    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problems/en-gb       free genuine microsoft download. Run and it will fix both CAMERA and SD CARD READER.


     That simple. Thank EVERYONE for all the info and attempts. This however fixed my problem in SECONDS.

          GOOD LUCK
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:06 PM
  • I could solved by download applicatin for webcam from. http://en.softonic.com/s/webcam-application/windows-7

    Good luck  

    Monday, August 16, 2010 11:10 AM
  • thanks
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:39 AM
  • thanks mate
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:42 AM
    • Proposed as answer by mariana02 Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:47 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by David Wolters Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:37 PM
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:45 PM
  • re
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:26 PM
  • I am using a webcam (USB 2.0 camera) and I just bought it today. The problem is that the webcam is too close and I'm not sure how to zoom it out. Is it even possible to do that? I am using Presario by the way for Windows 7.
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:05 AM
  • C:\Windows\PixArt\Pac207\AmCap.exe
    Monday, October 3, 2011 2:14 PM
  • Hi Mariu,

    I have bought Shadow series PC camera and i have installed it on my PC having win 7 OS. but i cannot start it.. do you know how to start or i need to download some softwares..


    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:46 AM
  • Use amcap

    download link: http://www.brothersoft.com/d.php?soft_id=62177&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffiles.brothersoft.com%2Fdvd_video%2Fvideo_tools%2Famcap.zip

    It is working very slow on my core2duo. But still amazing because no issue whatever type of camera i had. I downloaded and installed and its working for me :)
    Friday, September 14, 2012 8:53 PM
  • Just check maybe you are using  applications that handles your webcam..Check your device manager,Click image if it is their and look any updated dirvers.

    Make it sure device manager is fully operational no any warning or negative signs.

    Hope it will help you


    Sunday, September 16, 2012 1:43 PM
  • check the manufactures documentation,,specs and hardaware compatibiltiy at same time your current operating system architecture 64 bit or 32

    Just double check..It should be work fine..

    Mark it helpful if it is helpful to you..


    Sunday, September 16, 2012 1:46 PM
  • install the drivers from the CD of your webcam,,it will work

    Hope it is helpful to you


    Sunday, September 16, 2012 1:49 PM
  • I have an acer with windows 7 and could not for the life of me fix this issue till i found your link thank you so much :-)

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:59 PM
  • no i did not pay one cent for it 

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:00 PM