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PC WebCam

    Question

  • Hi, I have a Poenix Q8 Web Cam and i can't find i driver for it... . I have the disk with drivers for XP and Vista, but does't work on Windows 7. What can I do ? Please help me..
    Thank you.
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 9:19 AM

Answers

  • Hi Folks

    We are just beginning the Release Candidate phase of the beta and this is typically the time when the base code of the new OS is considered 'code complete' which means that few changes, other than bug fixes that can be implemented without radical changes to the code, will be performed.

    This is also the beta phase when hardware manufacturers will complete work on building their drivers for the new OS, without the need to worry about any major changes in the code interfering. As a result, during this phase you will typically see an acceleration in the availability of new hardware drivers.

    If this device is critical for you, there is another solution that does not involve any expense, as long as you have a qualifying system.

    The Windows Virtual PC is a new freely available program that is designed for Windows 7.

    This comes with a specially configured VHD  (Virtual Hard Drive) called XP Mode, Which is a specially configured, fully licensed version of Windows XP.

    When configured properly you can install a program/hardware device, with drivers designed to run on Windows XP and it will place a shortcut to the program directly on the Windows 7 Start Menu. When you select that shortcut, the program/device will run, seamlessly, just as if it was installed directly in Windows 7, but it will actually be running in the XP Mode.

    The following links will get you up to speed with all of the information about this new add-on.

    Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode: Home Page

    Windows Virtual PC Download

    We also have a newly opened forum where you can get answers directly from some of the Microsoft people who are developing this new project.

    Windows 7 Virtualization Forum

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:06 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • hi,

    connect your webcam to your computer. and then it will appear in device manager as unknown device.

    then check Action Center, it will be detected and you will directed to correct driver on the internet.

    download the driver and install it.

    regards,

     
    Mumin CICEK | Exchange - MVP | www.cozumpark.com | www.mumincicek.com
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:13 AM
  • you can try to run the driver in compatability mode. Im pretty sure you just right click the setup file and then click the compatability tab. Should be effortless
    Nick
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:16 AM
  • hey,im kinda new registrated,i saw the topic and i have some issues with my web cam too, i got a logiteck quick cam,and i tried to install it i got through the suit instalation but still it dosent recognise it,i checked it it apears at devices and printers but when i try to use it it tells me that its not conected or need to reinstall the driver,i did that like 4-5 times same thing,i checked the logiteck site,if someone can help me out with a sugestion or an advice, pls
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:57 AM
  • Same issue with mine using hp vga webcam 7 will not reconize it even if u run setep in comp mode. and cant find a driver for 7 anywhere any suggestions?
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:49 PM
  • Hi Folks

    We are just beginning the Release Candidate phase of the beta and this is typically the time when the base code of the new OS is considered 'code complete' which means that few changes, other than bug fixes that can be implemented without radical changes to the code, will be performed.

    This is also the beta phase when hardware manufacturers will complete work on building their drivers for the new OS, without the need to worry about any major changes in the code interfering. As a result, during this phase you will typically see an acceleration in the availability of new hardware drivers.

    If this device is critical for you, there is another solution that does not involve any expense, as long as you have a qualifying system.

    The Windows Virtual PC is a new freely available program that is designed for Windows 7.

    This comes with a specially configured VHD  (Virtual Hard Drive) called XP Mode, Which is a specially configured, fully licensed version of Windows XP.

    When configured properly you can install a program/hardware device, with drivers designed to run on Windows XP and it will place a shortcut to the program directly on the Windows 7 Start Menu. When you select that shortcut, the program/device will run, seamlessly, just as if it was installed directly in Windows 7, but it will actually be running in the XP Mode.

    The following links will get you up to speed with all of the information about this new add-on.

    Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode: Home Page

    Windows Virtual PC Download

    We also have a newly opened forum where you can get answers directly from some of the Microsoft people who are developing this new project.

    Windows 7 Virtualization Forum

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:06 PM
    Moderator
  • I was able to get a logitech webcam (QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe) installed on Windows 7 (64 bit).  The driver was found automatically but the application itself wouldn't install because Logitech said it was not a supported OS.  That will probably change after the final release of Win 7.  The webcam works, however, with Yahoo and Skpye and other applications that can find a webcam, so the driver was installed properly.  Try again.  Maybe the drivers were released since May 23.
    Sunday, July 12, 2009 5:58 PM
  • Ok. This step works so you can use the webcam in windows 7. But if you want to use your webacam in windows live messenger, in windows 7. It will not pick it up. Is there a work around for this??
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:35 PM
  • Yes you buy a Microsoft webcam with the LIVE! logos all over the box. They even have little hot buttons on the cam's to auto launch LIVE essentials. Seriously though I believe I have worked it ouy with Silverlight...

    Nick

    Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:28 AM