Hi, I also run Vista (32 bit) and have just recently installed the Microsoft Lifecam VX 3000 on my computer. My system automatically installed the Vista driver. However, prior to installing .... just in case my system wouldn't do an automatic installation of the Vista driver, I found this one on a Microsoft site. Try this .... and good luck!
I have posted this in another thread as well, but those version 1.3 software/drivers won't work for me.
The software installs fine, but after a reboot and asking me to plug in the camera I get problems. It says the correct section in the INF file isn't found, so it won't install at all. It just asks me to connect the camera eery single time I (re)boot my computer....
I even tried selecting the specific INF file (even for XP) but I keep getting the same error. So, I still can't use the damn thing. Pretty annoying.
installs fine, but when you plug in the cam the installation just doesn't continue the window that advices you to plug in the cam doesn't go away. The Windows found new hardware manager begins and even if you point the manager to the catalog file on your system it still says that the driver is in compatible with the hardware. Tried all drivers that came with lifecam 1.3 software and the installation disc that comes with the software.
...more like deadcam 1.3
I think Microsoft kind of messed up on Vista and a lot of devices. If you ask me I don't think Vista was quite ready for the release yet
Could you please try to remember what you did to fix this problem with lifecam. I purchased it today. (lifecam vx-3000) and am having problems with the driver. I went into device manager and tried to update the driver but all it said was that it did not have one to update. So I unstalled the software and tried again. Still prob. I have vista home basic 32 bit. I had a logitech communications stx but was having probs with it so decided to get another. I dont know why I wasted my money on a new webcam when I cant get either to work.
I have only vague memories as last year was a traumatic computer year. Fist my XP machine burnt out. I then had to come to grips with Vista and once I had dozens of software up and running Vista crashed on me. I spent 3 days on the phone all day with the Microsoft Help Desk to sort things out. The did a great job, but it highlighted how little they know about their own operating system, so what hope do we mortals have. After 25 years of trying to cope with Windows I may draw the curtains and switch to Apple. My son and daughter-in-law each got new Apples recently. I was there when they took the machines out of the box and within a few minutes it recognised the internet connection and the wireless printer and they were up and running. So why do the rest of have to spend weeks installing a computer and it still doesn't work properly?
OK I had my rave. What I think I did was to unistal the previous version of LifeCam and any other versions of similar software. I then restarted the computer and dowloaded the LifeCam software LifeCam1_3VX.exe. You have to follow the instructions on when you plug things in etc.