Webcam not working on Windows 7

By nosebleedXD
Nov 19, 2009
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ok i have this really old logitech webcam and its not working on windows 7 altho it works on XP, perhaps is it possible for it to work on windows 7?

    im not even sure if it has a model, i lost the box and everything years ago

    but on the back it says LISTED AS 8k89 i.t.e

    so i googled that but thats not the webcam i have

    underhardware, aparently the webcam has not been installed

    i tried downloading a driver but it was for 32 bit and did not work

    perhaps my webcam wont support 64 bit?

    *EDIT its model number is vcam-u1
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    Do you mean a VCAM-01??

    Vista (and Windows 7) impose additional driver restrictions then those of XP.
    > And as the Logitech site indicates there are no Vista compatible drivers, it's fairly certain there are no Win 7 drivers either

    One possible alternate: Does your CPU support virtualization? If it does, you might look at running an instance of Virtual XP within Win 7
  3. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

    umm i have a q6600 im not sure what a virtualization is
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    "Virtualization" basically allows you to run an instance of XP as though you were running XP like any other program within Windows 7. See this link

    Also note Step 2 in the directions includes a link to an MS tool that will tell you if your computer supports virtualization.

    I've downloaded Virtual XP myself just today but haven't tried using it yet.. so can't offer much more specific help about it at the moment...

    /* EDIT */
    Oh. In addition to CPU support i see you must also be running Win 7 Professional are higher
  5. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

    alright, i think i heard of virtual xp before

    i think i will try it out in a bit and see how it goes, thanks bro
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.