Moments ago I posted this only to SED, then remembered the chances someone could help here are perhaps higher (unless the groups overlapp completely nowadays....). Anyway, separate post but same, here it goes:
A somewhat moronic question but well, perhaps someone has been there and done it. My old (also external) webcam which I use in order to look at my lab when I am not there (USB connected to an old xp laptop) began to lose its presence at times (gets back on app restart but well, I need it to work when I am not there). So I got a new one,
Wasted me a whole day today and no chance for xp to recognize it. On the windows 10 laptop it just works; on the xp it stays unrecognized. I tried all the obvious, installed various drivers etc., nothing. Found a much longer version of upnphosts.dll (something like 300k, mine was 182 or so), nothing. I guess I'll give up on it and get another but... it does claim to work with XP. Haven't tried to talk to the makers, I already wasted enough time on that as it is. So if by some chance someone knows something I can try - some particular driver etc. - please help. I am far from a windows freak, I can manage little more than what is obvious to me. The windows xp is 32 bit as far as I can tell, the laptop is acer extensa 5630Z (has no inbuilt camera, it is > 10 years old and its main - if not sole - function is to operate the camera.....). I know there are many alternative ways to do it, but it would be nice if this thing would eventually work.