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Old webcam drivers & Windows 7 x64

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January 3, 2012 12:48:31 AM

So I recently upgraded my computer and installed Windows 7 x64.
The problem is that none of my two my old webcams are working, more specifically, windows can't find the drivers on my computer even if they are installed correctly.

Is this because the drivers are old and doesn't support Windows 7 and/or x64 operating systems?


Also, and more importantly, will any "plug and play" webcam work with my current OS? I don't wanna be throwing money away when buying a new one

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January 3, 2012 8:03:50 AM

Why don't u post the model names and we can look for updated drivers.

Or u can try the older drivers in the compatibility mode.
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January 3, 2012 11:48:52 AM

nikorr said:
Why don't u post the model names and we can look for updated drivers.

Or u can try the older drivers in the compatibility mode.





This is my problem, windows can't locate and identify any of the two webcams.
And the other problem is that the driver installation for the one that I know compatible needs to locate the device (as shown in the screenshot) in order to work.

As I said, I discovered that one of the two webcams IS compatible with both windows 7 and 64-bit OS:
(the other one I don't know, couldn't find it in the list, so ignore what I wrote in the first post as that was about that one)

]http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=Sweex%20Nightvision%20Hi-Res%20Webcam&v=Sweex&uid=WC031&l=en-US&pf=7&pi=23&c=Cameras%20%26%20Photo&sc=Webcams&os=64-bit]


I've tried the drivers from the cds & the newest ones from the internet.
I've also tried every of my 8 usb ports.

"Browse my computer for driver software
Locate and install driver software manually." And choosing the driver cd doesn't work, it can't find anything.


Edit: Somehow the drivers were installed on the computer even if the installation never was completed. A picture says more than a thousand words:



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January 11, 2012 4:22:55 PM

So I went out and bought a new plug-&-play webcam that was supposed to work with Windows 7.
It was cheap as *** and the quality is poor but it works GREAT.

It would appear as if my old webcam was not compatible with Windows 7 (even though the windows website said so :@@)

Solution: Get a NEW webcam!!!(One that you know for sure is compatible with Windows 7)




I don't know how to change this to solved :( 
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January 11, 2012 4:29:27 PM

Kanaljak, to change this to solved,

u need to click on EDIT this msg button , not the quick edit - in the 1st post of yours and than select the post from the discussion to the Question.

Submit and u will have the Select the Best answer button available next to the EDIT button!

If u will need any help just post : )
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January 11, 2012 4:33:22 PM


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January 11, 2012 4:59:14 PM

Haha thanks for making it clear, but I keep getting

"You are not allowed to edit this message!
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Quick edit works though!
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January 11, 2012 5:13:34 PM

Kanaljak said:
Haha thanks for making it clear, but I keep getting

"You are not allowed to edit this message!
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Quick edit works though!

Done : ) Can u see it?
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January 11, 2012 5:33:56 PM

Best answer selected by Kanaljak.
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January 11, 2012 5:40:19 PM

Kanaljak said:
Best answer selected by Kanaljak.

nThanx for the vote.
n
nAnd if u will select the Question, it will always give u the option to select the Best answer!
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January 11, 2012 5:40:36 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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