So it would seem to the dismay of many that Logitech have stopped supporting the Quickcam for Windows 7. This really does my head sideways as the camera I have is perfectly fine! Infact if you’re reading this then you too will know that there isn’t a think wrong with the way the logitech QuickCam Zoom or any of the Quick cam family for that matter!
So I’ve been playing about and I’ve managed to get my QuickCam working on Windows 7 64bit fairly easily.
Firstly, you need to gram the right drivers, I’m pretty much only going to link to the 64bit drivers on this post, so if you need the 32Bit ones you will have a do a little digging first (Sorry).
Grab this f Logitech Quickcam driver for x64 vista (Yes i know its vista but we need this file.) from here (qc1051enu_x64.exe).
Once you’ve downloaded that you’re going to need a extraction program, like 7zip or WinRAR. I personally use WinRAR, so what you need to do is as follows.
Navigate to the location of the qc1051enu_x64.exe file, once you have done so right click the file, and you want to extract the contents to your PC. The reason we do this is because Windows 7 wont allow us to run this Vista installer, so we need to extract the contents of it out.
Once this has done, a new folder will apear next to this, called “qc1051enu_x64″ Inside of that folder will be the following files.
Navigate to the following folder, “qc1051enu_x64\Drivers\x64\PRO64\” (Note 32Bit version will differ slightly however the stucture is very much the same.
Once you’re in that folder there is a file named “lPRO64v.inf” you need to open this file now with a text editor. Once you have it open you will see alot of strings etc. What we need to do is find
the string “08bd” without the quotes, and replace this with the string “08b4″ (also without the quotes). Once you’ve done that, save the file!
Now we just need to install this new modified driver on our machine, so the quickest way is GO to the divice manager, (Right click “Computer” in the start menu and click “Manage”) then navigate to the “Device Manager” Then right click the unknown device which should be your webcam.
Once you’ve done that, you need to click “Browse my computer for driver software”.
It should then ask for your location of the files, You need to adjust this to the location to which you downloaded the files to, It should be the same as mine if you’re using x64 and extracted your driver “qc1051enu_x64″ to the downloads folder. If not locate your folder.
Then click next, and now you should have a completely working Logitech Quickcam!
I hope thats helped some else out out, as It’s taken me a while to figure this one out, However I do think it would be a massive help to someone trying to get the Logitech older camera’s working on windows 7.
If anyone has any comments or questions then please dont hessitate to ask in the comments section below.