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Plugging In Kinect Kills Onboard Webcam RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 1st generation Kinect that I am trying to use on my Win 7 machine.  The problem is, my PC has an onboard webcam.  When I installed Kinect SDK and installed necessary drivers I was successful in getting the Kinect to work correctly.  However I happened to notice that it completely disabled my onboard webcam.

    I am going to go on and assume this is because it runs on the same port.

    Is there any way to get both of t hem working on the same computer?  If so, how?

    Monday, December 15, 2014 9:45 AM

All replies

  • Kinect will use over 60% of the available USB2 bandwidth and if you are sharing a USB2 host controller with the webcam, then that will cause the dropout. You need to try another port to connect the Kinect into, since the port you used may be already assigned to motherboard devices.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Monday, December 15, 2014 10:55 PM
  • Kinect will use over 60% of the available USB2 bandwidth and if you are sharing a USB2 host controller with the webcam, then that will cause the dropout. You need to try another port to connect the Kinect into, since the port you used may be already assigned to motherboard devices.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thank you for the response but how do I do that?  Can you elaborate?
    Sunday, December 21, 2014 8:46 AM