Web Cam Compatability with Vista


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Guest

I just got vista and it seems none of my Logitech web cams or my headsets are
compatable with Vista ?? Does anyone know of any upgrades or work arounds ??
This SUX Its not right to try to force people to buy new Hardware to go with
there software. Help Thanks Dan
 
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Miguel Sanchez

I just got vista and it seems none of my Logitech web cams or my
headsets are compatable with Vista ?? Does anyone know of any upgrades
or work arounds ?? This SUX Its not right to try to force people to
buy new Hardware to go with there software. Help Thanks Dan

Is this the same little bitch that was bragging about how great Vista is
and the benefits of upgrading are too numerous to list!? The same guy that
spelt Linux with an 'e'?

So let me get this straight. You just got Vista, you come into this group
singing it's praises, then type numerous 'help' threads? BWAHAHAHAHA! You
sir, take the cake.
 
S

Saucy

DanSS1 said:
I just got vista and it seems none of my Logitech web cams or my headsets
are
compatable with Vista ?? Does anyone know of any upgrades or work arounds
??
This SUX Its not right to try to force people to buy new Hardware to go
with
there software. Help Thanks Dan


Some logitech webscams are not officially supported for Vista e.g my
Logitech Webcam Messenger [the slightly older one]. No drivers from the
Logitech website are available.

If I could find it (I'm not sure where it is but it is around somehwhere on
a CD-R [or I tossed it]) there's a Logitech beta driver [from when Vista was
in Beta] that does enable its use with Vista. Perhaps Logitech didn't feel
the drivers could perform all the ways they wanted them to so decided to
drop support on a number of models.

Maybe you might try http://www.windrivers.com/VistaDrivers.html ??

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance,
Saucy
 
D

Dave

My Intel webcam wasn't compatible, so I bought a Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000,
which works great.
 
G

Guest

Thanks, Oh well just gives me an excuss to buy a new toy.

Saucy said:
DanSS1 said:
I just got vista and it seems none of my Logitech web cams or my headsets
are
compatable with Vista ?? Does anyone know of any upgrades or work arounds
??
This SUX Its not right to try to force people to buy new Hardware to go
with
there software. Help Thanks Dan


Some logitech webscams are not officially supported for Vista e.g my
Logitech Webcam Messenger [the slightly older one]. No drivers from the
Logitech website are available.

If I could find it (I'm not sure where it is but it is around somehwhere on
a CD-R [or I tossed it]) there's a Logitech beta driver [from when Vista was
in Beta] that does enable its use with Vista. Perhaps Logitech didn't feel
the drivers could perform all the ways they wanted them to so decided to
drop support on a number of models.

Maybe you might try http://www.windrivers.com/VistaDrivers.html ??

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance,
Saucy
 
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G

Guest

Thanks, someone told me that the 9000 was good. Ive had no problems with my
logitech clicksmart 820 accept with Vista. Oh well maybe its time to buy a
new one.
 
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luannerene

I m not certain but im almost certain your comment was of no help
whatsoever and not intended to help ..... i believe it would then be
considered unnecessary. Anyways .. fyi .. when i went to buy a new laptop
i didnt have a choice what os it came with .. all 3 retailers had just
made room for the new laptops with new windows vista .. and there
wasnt an option .. if i wanted a new laptop with windows on it itd
be windows vista and i dont think its unusual for there to be
kinks to work out when a new os is developed and put to the test with
the consumers. NONE of my webcams work with my new laptop and that s why
im looking here for some information that my help .. thats what this
is here for ... right ?
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

You're correct in that this place is for help, despite the detractors. While
most manufacturers and distributors only have preloaded Vista systems on the
shelves, it was fairly easy to order systems with XP installed instead.
Others have offered downgrade rights as well, you just had to ask. Sometimes
though, hardware support for the new system is non-existent in XP, so
installing that over Vista is not an option. Keep in mind that XP is now 7
years old, and support for it will be fading over the next few years.
Similar happened with Win98, and at 10 years old it's now obsolete.

As a bit of an explanation, part of the problem that you and others are
encountering is that support for devices under a new operating system is
often lacking. When a new OS is released, device manufacturers have to
rewrite drivers and supporting software to meet new requirements. The
problem with this is that there is no profit involved in this process, so
many choose to invest their development budget in new hardware rather than
in support for old hardware, and the consumer is left with few options.
There are some that are proficient enough to modify .inf files to work under
a new operating system, but often times the firmware for the device (the
instruction set housed in the devices' electronics) is incompatible, so
unless the manufacturer releases an update there is little that can be done.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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vidmaa2002

I just got vista and it seems none of my Logitech web cams or my headsets are
compatable with Vista ?? Does anyone know of any upgrades or work arounds ??
This SUX Its not right to try to force people to buy new Hardware to go with
there software. Help Thanks Dan
 
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