I hope this is the place for this message. It's more of a software than a hardware question.
I finally found a use for my Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000. When I plugged it in Windows 8 found the exact product and installed drivers, I assume. Then I went to the Microsoft hardware center and downloaded the LifeCam 4.2 software. The trouble is, and I have reproduced this several times using elevated privileges etc.. when the software installs it does not install the primary executable. Autoruns indicates it is a file called, for example, lifeexp.exe, and says file not found. Sure enough there is no corresponding file in the install folder. It loads a memres file and that's all. The actual LifeCam dashboard executable is not there.
I triple checked my steps and am sure I got the right software for this cam and for Windows 8 X64. I tried several ways to install it including as admin. Does this in anyway sound familiar? Any ideas?
Thanks so much to all,