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Windows [Unsolved] Webcam's Not working in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Gaming_freak_10, 6 Jul 2013.

  1. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    As the Title stated,

    I used the windows 7 Pro driver for my brother's HP Probook 4520s that came with windows 7 Pro but upgraded to Windows 8 and it was working for a few seconds then the driver failed..

    I made sure I used the correct driver and such.. So I'm thinking that the webcam driver for windows 8 isn't ready yet. Ugh..

    So looks like my plan to use Skype for windows 8 on my brother's HP Probook will have to wait until they bring out the driver for Windows 8 Pro. I wonder when they'll do that.. :wallbash::wallbash:

    Also checked on HP site to see if there's ANY drivers for windows 8 Pro for this laptop.. nothing yet..
     
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  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Really, Win7 drivers don't work?
    Try installing the driver under compatibility mode (right-click on the setup exe, select: Properties, and navigate to the Compatibility tab, and select in the drop down menu: Windows 7). Once done, restart your computer.

    Does it work now? Can Skype desktop app can see our camera?
     
  3. Gaming_freak_10

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    Trying that now GB..

    Restarted the laptop and tried everything you told me, GB.. It didn't work.. Quite Odd..

    Hmm I'm thinking that the driver was removed when Windows 8 was installed on this system and it was probably detected as a incompatible driver or something..

    Trying an older version of the driver

    Let's hope this one works..

    Here's a snapshot of the issue.. Highlighted
     
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  4. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    Ok, well I got some good news.. I managed to get the webcam to work properly when I used the camera app on this system.. about bloody time!!!

    How to get your webcam fixed:

    1: Uninstall the drivers (If any)
    2: Search for any leftover drivers file that the Uninstaller didn't take care and delete those as well (Mine was SP51628 & SP55126 in swsetup folder on C: Drive)
    3: Restart (Or Shut down then turn it back on)
    4: Let Windows take care of the rest.

    Now your webcam works at last!!! *About bloody time*

    EDIT: It didn't work.. GRRRRR I hate this computer!!!
     
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