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Why Is Microsoft-Supplied Driver "Not Digitally Signed" and Uninstallable?

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Why Is Microsoft-Supplied Driver "Not Digitally Signed" and Uninstallable?

acabot
I just bought a couple dozen Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000's for our offices, but every time I try to install from either the CD in the package or with the latest download from Microsoft, I get a message that the driver is not digitally signed by Microsoft and to "try again later". The install then aborts.

I HAVE gotten a couple to install after struggling with them for 30 minutes or so, but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when they do install and when they don't. It just doesn't make any sense that a driver supplied by Microsoft won't install on a Microsoft system.
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    acabot

    I'm afraid you misunderstood the question. The camera is recognized with no problem, it's the Microsoft DRIVER that the OS (XP, SP3) complains is "not digitally signed by Microsoft" so it won't even install the driver. There has to be a solution to this, or something I'm doing wrong.

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    OH Smeg

    According to the Specifications M$ only supply drivers fro the following versions of Windows

    Windows?? 7, Windows Vista??, Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher)

    So if you are attempting to install to a version of Windows earlier than SP2 for XP or a 64 Bit OS there is no support for those OS's.

    Col

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    acabot

    XP, SP3, so that's not the issue.

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    Method 1: Update the LifeCam drivers in Device Manager

    Open Device Manager.
    In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start
    the Start button
    , type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
    Expand the following entries:
    Sound, video , and game controllers
    Imaging Devices
    Look for a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field next to a device. The exclamation point indicates that the device has a problem. Right-click the device, and then click the option that corresponds to your version of Windows:
    In Windows Vista, follow these steps:
    Click Update Driver Software.
    Click Browse my computer for driver software.
    Click Browse.
    In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
    If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
    C:\Windows\Inf
    Click Next.
    In Windows XP, follow these steps:
    Click Update Driver.
    Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
    Click to select the Include this location in the search check box, and then click Browse.
    In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
    If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
    C:\Windows\Inf
    Click Next.

    I think if you read abit more with the links we place on here for you to follow, you will get your webcamera up and running. Your camera will work under 64bit also so there is no harm in trying is there.
    So with my "misunderstood the question", you have misunderstood my answer.
    What is wrong with you people, you want help, we give you some help, but then you throw it back in our faces. If i am sooooo "misunderstood" about your question then you have not done your homework have you not!!!
    Ohh by the way there are TWO instructions here, one for Vista and one for XP just incase your eyes go straight for the VISTA section. (paska).

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    acabot

    No need for such a smart-alec answer; I am not a newbie but an IT pro with many years experience and I HAVE looked at the links. My point was that, according to the instructions with the camera (as with many USB devices) you are to install the driver from the supplied CD or downloaded file and only plug the device in when told to. HOWEVER, the setup routine on the installer (both CD and downloaded) fails because, according to the message, "the driver is not digitally signed by Microsoft".

    As for my eyes going "straight for the VISTA section", only an idiot would do that since Vista is easily the worst OS since ME. I will, however, follow your suggestions to the letter and report back on the results. I absolutely hope you're right.

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    acabot

    I'm afraid you misunderstood the question. The camera is recognized with no problem, it's the Microsoft DRIVER that the OS (XP, SP3) complains is "not digitally signed by Microsoft" so it won't even install the driver. There has to be a solution to this, or something I'm doing wrong.

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    OH Smeg

    According to the Specifications M$ only supply drivers fro the following versions of Windows

    Windows?? 7, Windows Vista??, Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher)

    So if you are attempting to install to a version of Windows earlier than SP2 for XP or a 64 Bit OS there is no support for those OS's.

    Col

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    acabot

    XP, SP3, so that's not the issue.

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    Method 1: Update the LifeCam drivers in Device Manager

    Open Device Manager.
    In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start
    the Start button
    , type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
    Expand the following entries:
    Sound, video , and game controllers
    Imaging Devices
    Look for a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field next to a device. The exclamation point indicates that the device has a problem. Right-click the device, and then click the option that corresponds to your version of Windows:
    In Windows Vista, follow these steps:
    Click Update Driver Software.
    Click Browse my computer for driver software.
    Click Browse.
    In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
    If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
    C:\Windows\Inf
    Click Next.
    In Windows XP, follow these steps:
    Click Update Driver.
    Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
    Click to select the Include this location in the search check box, and then click Browse.
    In the Browse For Folder dialog box, move to the following folder and then click OK:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\Driver32
    If a driver is not found, try the following folders:
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
    C:\Windows\Inf
    Click Next.

    I think if you read abit more with the links we place on here for you to follow, you will get your webcamera up and running. Your camera will work under 64bit also so there is no harm in trying is there.
    So with my "misunderstood the question", you have misunderstood my answer.
    What is wrong with you people, you want help, we give you some help, but then you throw it back in our faces. If i am sooooo "misunderstood" about your question then you have not done your homework have you not!!!
    Ohh by the way there are TWO instructions here, one for Vista and one for XP just incase your eyes go straight for the VISTA section. (paska).

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    acabot

    No need for such a smart-alec answer; I am not a newbie but an IT pro with many years experience and I HAVE looked at the links. My point was that, according to the instructions with the camera (as with many USB devices) you are to install the driver from the supplied CD or downloaded file and only plug the device in when told to. HOWEVER, the setup routine on the installer (both CD and downloaded) fails because, according to the message, "the driver is not digitally signed by Microsoft".

    As for my eyes going "straight for the VISTA section", only an idiot would do that since Vista is easily the worst OS since ME. I will, however, follow your suggestions to the letter and report back on the results. I absolutely hope you're right.