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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema not installing correctly

  1. #1


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro

    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema not installing correctly


    After the upgrade to Win 8 Pro from win 7 64, I tried the LifeCam Cinema ...nothing happens. I uninstalled and reinstalled and the exe file is said to be the wrong file. When i clik the tray icon nothing happens. When

    The camera connects under windows but essentially useless with very dark image.

    Anyone solve this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried to install this again. Uninstalled, reinstalled and again it installed but still do not have the proper EXE icon. When I clik on the Cinema life cam icon in the control "devices and printers," and the software pops up but when i clik on the start Lifecam button, an error pops up saying that it cannot find "lifecam.exe"/ Checking in the correct program directory there is no "lifecam.exe." There are two exe's, with same Lifecam icon, but neither of them start the program. lifecamd2.exe and lifetray.exe

    Mystified. Tried a couple web cam apps and neither have any functionalty and the image is very poor and dark.
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  3. #3

    same problem


    Quote Originally Posted by rialcnis View Post
    I tried to install this again. Uninstalled, reinstalled and again it installed but still do not have the proper EXE icon. When I clik on the Cinema life cam icon in the control "devices and printers," and the software pops up but when i clik on the start Lifecam button, an error pops up saying that it cannot find "lifecam.exe"/ Checking in the correct program directory there is no "lifecam.exe." There are two exe's, with same Lifecam icon, but neither of them start the program. lifecamd2.exe and lifetray.exe

    Mystified. Tried a couple web cam apps and neither have any functionalty and the image is very poor and dark.
    I am having the EXACT issue. Works great in the default camera app, but no way to run the camera on the desktop (I share the camera with students working math problems). For a temporary workaround, I uninstalled the windows 8 drivers / software and re-installed the windows 7 drivers / software (3.6 instead of the 4.2). I got my .exe camera icon back when I put the old software / drivers on the pc. The only downside to this, it the resolution options from the camera app are not as good, but you'll have all of the old functionality you had when running it in win 7.
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  4. #4


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    I've got the same problem. I've reinstalled twice but still no good. There was an app for LifeCam but with my settings I can't use it. I hope they fix this although 3.6 works fine
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  5. #5


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    how are ya'll getting your lifecams to install??? I have a Microsoft Lifecam vx-3000 and win8 won't even detect it
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  6. #6


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CovertDeath View Post
    how are ya'll getting your lifecams to install??? I have a Microsoft Lifecam vx-3000 and win8 won't even detect it
    It won't run. Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7
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  7. #7


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    thats fuking bull sh!t lol pardon my french but WTF! the thing is MADE my M$ and is a decent webcam with no problems and they simply don't "support it" anymore....... and its only the VX series that aren't working either......... grrrrrrrrrrr out to buy a new webcam
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  8. #8


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    Yeah...it sucks that your cam is not compatible. I'm chatting with people in the Technet forums regarding the fact that the new software doesn't install. Hopefully M$ will release a working version
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  9. #9


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by dashreeve View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rialcnis View Post
    I tried to install this again. Uninstalled, reinstalled and again it installed but still do not have the proper EXE icon. When I clik on the Cinema life cam icon in the control "devices and printers," and the software pops up but when i clik on the start Lifecam button, an error pops up saying that it cannot find "lifecam.exe"/ Checking in the correct program directory there is no "lifecam.exe." There are two exe's, with same Lifecam icon, but neither of them start the program. lifecamd2.exe and lifetray.exe

    Mystified. Tried a couple web cam apps and neither have any functionalty and the image is very poor and dark.
    I am having the EXACT issue. Works great in the default camera app, but no way to run the camera on the desktop (I share the camera with students working math problems). For a temporary workaround, I uninstalled the windows 8 drivers / software and re-installed the windows 7 drivers / software (3.6 instead of the 4.2). I got my .exe camera icon back when I put the old software / drivers on the pc. The only downside to this, it the resolution options from the camera app are not as good, but you'll have all of the old functionality you had when running it in win 7.

    Lots of replies...I see there is a way to install with the old version. Thx . I might do that or i might wait to see what MS does about it. I do need the highest resolution settings on my lifecam. The installed camera app looks terrible and a few other webcam apps do not work or are even darker.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CovertDeath View Post
    how are ya'll getting your lifecams to install??? I have a Microsoft Lifecam vx-3000 and win8 won't even detect it
    It won't run. Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7


    Thats a great compatibility website.

    thx for posting.
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