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Saturday, January 12, 2008

How to install a Veo Advanced Webcam on Windows Vista

There are no dedicated drivers available for the Veo Advanced Webcam for use under Windows Vista, and if you attempt to use the standard installation CD you will be greeted with an error stating that the driver is only compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP. To make things worse, the Veo website appears to now be defunct.

However, I have successfully installed the drivers supplied with the camera on a Windows Vista machine. The method for getting this camera installed on Windows Vista is to use what is known as compatibility mode.

This is a feature of Windows Vista (and some earlier versions) that allows some older drivers and applications to function with newer Windows Operating systems. In essence, it fools the installation CD into thinking it is installing on a compatible OS. I have had success by using Windows Vista in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode for this application. [Note: you configure compatibility mode per application, you don't need to run the whole system in such a mode].

One Method

1. Hold down the shift key on your computer to disable the CD from Autoplaying

2. Insert the Veo Advanced Connect Installation CD-ROM & Bundled Sofware CD-ROM in your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive.

3. Browse to the root (first) directory of the Install CD and locate Autorun.exe

4.
Right-Click Autorun.exe and select Properties

5. On the resulting window, move to the 'compatibility' tab and tick the box labeled "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" then select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

6. Click "OK"

7. Browse back to the executable (Autorun.exe), run it and install it as per normal.



Below you will find links to where you can download ISO, Nero, and zipped versions of the Veo Advanced Connect Installation CD-ROM & Bundled Software install CD.

The install CD claims compatibility with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. As per this post, it is compatible with Windows Vista when compatibility mode is used.

Veo Advanced Connect Installation CD-ROM & Bundled Software
[Version: AdvCntV008-VIM] 
Download

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just installed Veo Web Camera via your directions. All I need to say is THANK YOU!!! to let you know how that turned out.

Anonymous said...

hayden I really want to thank you for your help. I actually got my web cam installed Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

This worked for me. Vista Home Premium

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million, you just saved me from having to go buy a new webcam!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! IT WORKED PERFECTLY FINE!
I LOVE PEOPLE WHO THINK ABOUT OTHERS! XXX ♥

TF said...

awesome bro!!! you saved the day, and also helped me too fom having to buy a new webcam THANXXX

Anonymous said...

Hayden - you've really helped me out by posting these images and instructions. It worked on Windows Server 2003 SP2 (once I unplugged and plugged in the camera again). Thanks!

Wizard said...

You are the best keep up the good work

Ronstax64 said...

Using XP SP2 compatibility mode works nicely for getting the Veo CD (or extracted ISO) to "Autorun". Unfortunately, Windows Vista can't seem to find the driver software after the install! Probably because the driver was not meant to work with x64-based systems (my scenario). Are we all SOL, Hayden?

Kruti Dalal said...

hey thanks !! had lost hopes of installing t webcam since 1 year n sudd i came across ur blog... thanka a lot buddy !!!! all lost hopes got revived in an hour !! gr8 job !!

Joshua said...

You saved me from having to go buy a new webcam!

MongolianMiller said...

Hey, thanks a million. You're the kashiznik. (you're the man)

ben said...

Spot on ... great stuff ... and found your post right away in Google results; this has been a good day!
:-)
thanks

elron said...

thank you!!!!!!!! so much helpt me thankes!!!!!1

Brandon said...

You rock, your blog is the only place on the web after two hours of searching to find an apllication for the webcamera. Lots of Drivers! NO Applications! Thanks once again. -Broy-

Nguyễn Minh Khoa said...

Oh thank you so much! you are the best one!

RedSnail said...

Like Ronstax64, I also can get the program to run, but once I try to install the driver (only - I unchecked everything else), I can get 95% complete and then get a popup window saying "DLL Install FAILED!" twice and then nothing. I tried moving the install directory from Program Files\Veo Connect to Users\Username\Documents\Veo Connect (a fix from HerInteractive when trying to install their games on Vista, which are only compatible through XP) and got the same result.

Any help would be appreciated, but I'll keep trying and post back if I get anything useful.

Rob said...

Thanks! This worked great. Having the download and the instrucitons helped!

David said...

good Eh

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