I have a small, cheap USB camera which I purchased 2 years ago for the "heck" of it. It worked fine on my last PC with Windows XP but it will not work with my new Windows 7 PC. :furious: The computer recognizes it, says it is installed and working properly but there is no way to see an image from it.
I know others have had these problems with USB cams and Windows 7 but nobody seems to have an answer. PLease point me in the right direction.
Yep...cheap. And stress isn't the issue. I want to know why it doesn't work. Windows 7 says it works properly, it finds and downloads the software and it appears on the computer device menu. And it works fine on the XP computers I still have. Throwing it out doesn't seem like any answer.:whistling2:
Is your Windows 7 machine 64-bit by chance? And all the other machines the camera works on are 32-bit or lower?
64-bit machines cannot handle legacy code (e.g. 8-bit strings) that work fine on 32-bit and lower machines.
Just my guess. It is not W7's fault. It is recognizing the device. It is a software/driver compatibility problem at the chipset level.
No fix for it but to rewrite the code and strip out the legacy stuff. Have you double checked and searched yourself for a new driver?
Try [camera name] drivers in Google directly.
Now, My new computer is:
It works fine on my Win7 system.
Which means that, the coding allowed for upgrading from a 32-bit OS, to a 64-bit OS.
Since you have upgraded the drivers', ask the company's tech support people.
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