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Old 11-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi there.

I've searched round and round, tried some freeware that didn't do what it says on the tin. Then thought "Tech Support...!"



I was installing Microsoft Webcam software on Vista (LifeCam 1.4) and it hung up part way through the install. Elements of the software are in place (icons on the desktop, when clicked on, work ... to an extent) but it's not right.

Trouble is, it doesn't appear on the add/remove list in order that it be uninstalled .. and I can't reinstall without uninstalling (says the setup.exe).

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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try the following cleanup utility from microsoft - just not a microsoft link

https://majorgeeks.com/Windows_Instal...ity_d4459.html
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try the following cleanup utility from microsoft - just not a microsoft link
Thanks for that.

I've downloaded it and when I run it, I get a large list of programmes - but the hung-up webcam part-install isn't on the list (in any fashion I can detect).

Any ideas how to progress?
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Try Revo Uninstaller free - https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
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Thanks jcgriff2.

As with the previous utility recommended, the REVO list of programmes installed on my computer doesn't include Microsoft LifeCam - even though a good number of it's componants are there to be seen. I tried typing LifeCam into the REVO search line but nothing shows.
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To clarify the above: a good number of it's componants are to be seen in various places (program files, registry, etc) - but nothing in the REVO list itself.
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See if Windows System Restore can help - choose restore point prior to LifeCam install -
START | type rstrui

If no-go with rstrui, try and install LifeCam v3.5 - https://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...a_3264&lang=en

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See if Windows System Restore can help - choose restore point prior to LifeCam install
Hi jc..

I tried picking 4 different restore points but each time on computer restart I get a message indicating the restore as having failed due to an unspecified error.


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try and install LifeCam v3.5
I tried this too but and I get certain way along - but then the install stops with an unspecified error message


Any other ideas? Is the only thing a re-install of Vista?
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Hi -

You can try repair/ install - https://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

If this were my system, I would go ahead and reinstall Vista.

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