01-22-2009 08:51 PM
Hi! I've been playing around getting a Logitech Quickcam Orbit to work under Windows 7 32 bit, and I've had some success so I thought I'd share it.
On pluggin the camera in, a generic Windows Webcam driver is installed. So I installed the Logitech software, and when it asks you to plug the camera in, it fails to detect the new device procedure - because Windows has already installed some drivers!
Cancel that screen, and go find the webcam in Device Manager (under Imaging, I think). Right click on it, properties, Update Driver. I found the drivers were still at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\Quickcam (again, it might not be quite that location, but somewhere similar. Maybe Local\Logitech or something) and that I could reinstall the camera. Now it was successfullly recognized as a Logitech device, rather than a generic webcam.
Finally, you might notice that at this point although the complete settings are available in the Logitech software, most are greyed out. Exit the quickcam software (make sure it's not in the system tray either), find it in the start menu, right click and go to Properties->Compatibility. Change the compatibility to Windows Vista, click OK then open the program again.
Everything works! I have noticed that it _is_ slightly prone to crashing but heh... it's a beta OS running in compatibility mode, after all! But all functionality is there, including RightLight, pan / zoom etc.
Hope this is useful for someone! I know that Logitech aren't supporting Windows 7 yet but this might help some out who've decided to download it already.
01-23-2009 05:16 AM
08-23-2009 10:42 AM
Nice post DavidMcK. After running into similar problems under Windows 7 64-bit, your notes were just enough to keep me from giving up on the Logitech QuickCam Fusion drivers. Similarly, I found the Logitech webcame driver package would not set the drivers correctly under the normal installation procedures. Instead, the drivers had to be updated manually after the installer finished. Unfortunately, Windows 7 64-bit would also freeze on the Logitech Vid portion of the installation package.
After trying this setup on 3 different systems, I finally found a very quick and easy workaround. Instead of following the Logitech installation instructions, which state to wait to plug in the webcam when prompted by the driver installer...,
Again, hope this is useful for someone.
08-24-2009 10:10 AM
12-26-2009 12:27 PM
install the pro series for the quick cam. it worked for me. and i have a brand new windows 7 home edition 64 bit comp.
12-26-2009 03:00 PM