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to install camera drivers for older Philips cameras in
When you try to install camera
drivers for older Philips webcams in Windows Vista you
will obtain an error message, that the driver is not
dedicated for this Windows version.
The following procedure shows how I built driver installation set for my Philips Vesta and Vesta Pro cameras (it works with all PCVC675, PCVC680K, PCVC690 cameras). I think that this procedure should be applicable (with small modifications) also for other types of webcams.
For creating your driver
installation set you need to have the latest camera
drivers installed on your WIndows XP system. I could
place my installation set here on the website, but I am
afraid, that it is not possible because of copyright.
Depending on driver version, driver
language, your file sizes and dates may differ from the
dates and sizes shown here.
If you have ToUcam camera, you can
find the prepared driver set on Tim Jensen's website:
Now, when we have our driver set
prepared, we can start Windows Vista. After logging to
Vista as administrator, we can connect
the Philips Vesta camera to USB port.
Now the standard driver
installation procedure follows. The system will ask you
whether to search for new drivers online:
Now another message appears:
Now you can specify the folder with
the prepared drivers using the Browse...
button. In our case it was F:\K3_Vesta_Vista_Drivers.
Now the warning appears:
After a short installation
procedure you should see the message about successful
Another information about installed
If you use camera in WDM mode (in K3CCDTools
menu Device - WDM), you will encounter a missing
Video Source dialog with camera properties. This
problem appears also in all other programs capturing in
WDM mode. I am working on finding some feasible solution.
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Last Update: 28.06.2007