I have a nice Microsoft LiveCam HD-5000 webcam “only” 3 years old and … incredible! … it is not supported anymore by Microsoft: in fact the last driver available from its support page is for Windows 7!!
Therefore, as expected, I got some problems in make it work in a Windows 10 device …After having verified that the firmware is the last one, I installed the webcam drivers in compatibility mode, as suggested here:
- Right-click on the driver setup file and click on ‘Properties’.
- Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8 operating system from the drop down.
- Click on ‘OK’ and then run that exe file to install it.
Doing so, the webcam started to work … but unfortunately ONLY with some apps (e.g. Camera app, Skype Translator 10 Beta app) and not with desktop application like the current Skype one or conference web application like web-ex (that anyway it is not yet compatible neither with Edge browser and so it works only with Internet Explorer or other not Microsoft browsers …).
Therefore now I do not know if it is only a matter of time in order to have new versions of that desktop applications or … without a new driver, there will be no way to make that webcam work whatever!!