Cannot update my webcam software drivers after Vista upgrade.
It seems that you have to reinstall the driver for your webcam. Since attempting to update the driver cannot solve the issue, under device manager, select the detected webcam then uninstall it.
To help you further, on the web, look for the latest camera driver of your laptop with the correct system type (32-bit or 64-bit). To check what bit your OS is running, just press Windows Key+Pause|Break.
After getting the latest version of driver for your webcam, install it then check again device manager if the hardware or webcam has already been detected.
To enable your webcam, you can press Fn key + the function key where you will see a webcam icon.
Please post the exact make and model of your laptop so I can check out the drivers.
Here's what I suggest you do:
1. Uninstall the camera driver completely. Go to Start -> Devices and Printers and uninstall the camera from there. After removing the camera, restart your system.
2. Run a registry cleaner to remove traces of the camera driver.
3. Reinstall the camera driver.
You did not mention if your previous OS is 32-bit or 64-bit. If you upgraded from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version of Windows, then you will have to download the 64-bit version of the driver.
Hope this helps.
Unbelievable. I thought I could never fix this irritating problem anymore. I'm glad I have this site. Thanks much Sollis.
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