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How to get the IBM PC Camera to work with Windows XP

Very good...Paul just be a very good friend.

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:38:09 -0800

Pretty good article ...
but link to drivers is expired .. can you put this webcamera's drivers online again ?

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:25:48 -0800

Try this bigupload download link:
IBM PC Camera Driver

Use the File Link Codes if you want to link it on your own web site.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:38:52 -0800

HI. Sorry to bother you, but I've spent 7 hours looking for the ibm pc webcam driver that you talked about on your site (i don't know how old that post was) and unfortunately, the only sites that have it our subscription driver sites. I even signed up for one of those sites, and they never meailed me my confirmation. (probably just sold my email to a list. sigh)

I was wondering if you still had the installation software for the webcam?


Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:48:48 -0800

I thank you so much for your step by step directions. I followed them and they worked perfectly

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:02:31 -0800

I downloaded the driver, but get a message at the end of the installation saying

"An error occurred during the installation of the device.

The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device."

Any ideas?

Sun, 5 Mar 2006 20:03:26 -0800

estoy buscando la forma de poder instalar la camara web IBM

Nelson Bracho
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:43:55 -0800

I also downloaded the driver, and get a message at the end of the installation saying

"An error occurred during the installation of the device.

The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device."

I decided that it is not worth it because I had so much problems with my old laptop and this is a brand new one with XP.

Anyway Thanks for the detail installation. You are very cool!

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:46:40 -0800

Thank you so much.

Your explination was quick and concise.

Nicely done.

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 17:52:22 -0800

I also can't find the drivers... that weird ad-supported "DriversGuide" almost got me, too.

Could someone just post the file? Bigupload isn't working either. :(

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 18:39:23 -0800

Al, use the one on bigupload. The file is too big to post on this forum (2 MB limit).

Chieh Cheng
Sun, 19 Mar 2006 19:46:15 -0800

HI :) I received an IBM PC CAMERA a couple of years ago for christmas. I got a new computer this year for christmas and i downloaded the software and everything but it doesn't seem to want to download the ALBUM. well. i tried to uninstall and reinstall it but when i did this I didn't realize my installation CD was cracked. I need another one but am having difficulty finding one! Someone please help me! [email protected] THANK YOU!

Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:35:59 -0800

Any way to get this to work without the cd? cant seem to find it again :(

pls email if u got some tips

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 08:33:07 -0800

I am also looking for this. Will continue searching and will let you know if I find it. Also, please let me know if you have any luck.

Sun, 2 Apr 2006 17:25:13 -0700

well...i have an Ibm Pc camera...and it works;this is how it goes:
i found a driver on the internet,the exact file is ibmv5000w2kxp.exe; i unplugged the camera and installed the diver,after this i restarted the pc and plugged in the camera;but it didn`t work so...i went to device manager and saw that the driver for the webcam wasn`t really i reinstalled it(from the imagining devices properties)and now it works...hope this is usefull for someone

cirlan Florina
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:50:52 -0700

i had ibm pc camera. i have lost the drivers of the cam please sendt the software to my e-mail

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 02:52:41 -0700

..did it all but says i need a file..vfwwdm.......where is that one?

joe velie
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 08:36:50 -0700

hey thank you very much for the ibm pc cam driver i looked and looked for it thanks so much it works perfect

Wed, 17 May 2006 18:11:42 -0700

The article on installing the zirlink usb pc camera is very interesting, but I cannot get past the instruction to install the software that came with the camera because it is designed for Windows 98 and I have XP Pro. Suggestions?

Thu, 18 May 2006 12:25:36 -0700

i lost my ibm pc cam software

Sat, 20 May 2006 19:26:42 -0700

hey i have a PC that i am trying to install the s ware for the ibm pc camera like you stated in your web site. my pc is basically telling me to go screw myself. what can i do? Can i call you or is there software set up for the windows xp?

Fri, 26 May 2006 14:01:26 -0700

I have spent countless hours searching for the drivers that would make my IBM PC webcam, compatible with windows XP, any help or direction would be so greatly aprreciated. I have the originale software cd, but it gives me an error messagen about needing a file vfffwdm, or something like that./ please help. [email protected]

Sat, 27 May 2006 17:52:03 -0700

I have the same problem, can someone know where I can download the file for free?

Mon, 29 May 2006 14:38:40 -0700

hi i want to download the drivers for IBM camera as i lost my CD can you help me geting the drivers.

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 01:16:39 -0700

ronal, try the bigupload link above. I have just uploaded the driver again.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 12:56:39 -0700

Hey everyone. I have struggled with finding the driver myself...but try this:

I did a google on the file name itself and came up with an .edu source (free). I loaded it and it works.

I wish I could adjust the frames per second with this camera - anybody know how? Video is real choppy.

Good luck.

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 13:30:30 -0700

Hey thanks very much - it worked! I just had to install the camera on my new XP system and was getting pretty frustrated.


Fri, 09 Jun 2006 10:09:37 -0700

YOU RULE! HOORAY it works!

Steve Decker
Wed, 14 Jun 2006 22:32:19 -0700

Great, the cam works, but what about getting it on the web since MickySoft does not like it?

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:00:06 -0700

Thanks dude, now I get to play with this webcam on XP.

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:12:40 -0700

Anyone know where I can get the software for this? I did everything the way it said to do for the driver and when I got to the end it told me it could not find the software - But I no longer have the CD with the software on it and can't locate it on any websites to just download it ... Please, oh please, help me, it shouldn't be so hard to find something so simple! Thank you to anyone who can help!

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:51:56 -0700

Never mind on the above question because after way too much searching I finally found the CD. But now I have another problem. When I try to start the camera with the software, it gives me this message: "Video camera is not working properly. The request is not supported". I then noticed the little green light on top doesn't come on - which tells me it isn't getting power, maybe? I unplugged it and plugged it back in to the port where my printer was plugged in to just to see if maybe it was that port, but it won't work in either ports. I also checked the USB Root Hubs properties and it says the device is working properly. Please..... H-E-L-P! This is driving me crazy!!!

Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:20:20 -0700 - when i tried to upload the driver i have rs told me it already has it... seems like this version is later one than

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 00:59:29 -0700

alright guys ... its the same problem i lost the god damn soft wear and if anyone has a driver that works please send ....i beg of thee

Sat, 24 Jun 2006 21:40:33 -0700

Great piece, I found this old cam and the software in the bottom of a drawer and with the help of this site it is working.

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:16:21 -0700


Sat, 08 Jul 2006 08:45:41 -0700

I have a ibm pc camera lost cd need drivers for the windows xp for the cam

Part number 33L4889

Sat, 22 Jul 2006 18:17:42 -0700

Thanks for this great article. I spent whole night working to get my IBM pc cam working on the window XP. Tried to call tech support but could not contact anyone and this article helped finally! Thanks again...

Sun, 23 Jul 2006 10:26:43 -0700

I went into my device manager but in it i dont have a other devices tab but when i try my cam it say what you have in the dialog box,its not connected please help me out with this problem

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 21:10:35 -0700

AWSOME!!! Spent 2 hours after finding the old camera setting it up thru your instructions and it is operational in XP.



Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:20:06 -0700

Thanks much for the detailed description! I attached the driver/software installation file, but if you can't get it, it can also be found at IBM PC Cam Driver Summary
Membership is free, otherwise you can go through a bunch of ads if you prefer.

Attached File: ibmv5000w2kxp.exe (3 MB)

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 18:46:09 -0700

Just installed the IBM Webcam as instructed for Windows XP and is working excellent.
Appreciate the help

Sun, 17 Sep 2006 00:29:08 -0700


Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:51:46 -0700

This was some pretty good shit men.

Thanks, solved the issue for me(:-)

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:03:13 -0700

i am having the web camera and the cd also but it does not support for windows xp can anyone guide me for free and send the link to my email address

Attached File: ibmv5000w98me.exe (265 KB)

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:59:29 -0700

i don't know how to install my webcam , i lost my CD . and now how can i install my ibm webcam

Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:58:48 -0700

i've been looking for the software to run my IBM webcam & i cant find it anywhere. could someone help

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 07:53:42 -0700

Chieh -

Thanks for the nice article on how to get the IBM PC camera to work in Windows XP. I had a little twist on the instructions you gave though. My computer found 3 "suitable" INF files for this camera (after clicking on the "Reinstall Device Driver" button. The first of the tree choices started to install, but could not complete due to an error. The second choice installed flawlessly.

I'm just telling you this in case you would like to amend your write-up. In any case, your information was quite helpful in getting this camera to work

Thomas M. Weber (retired)
Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:14:53 -0700

Hey this works! Thnx alot guys, your the best

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:53:01 -0700


I have a IBM PC Web cam and I also have the orginal disc

if anyone is interested in the original drivers and software for windows xp feel free to send me a self addressed paid postage envelope and include a $5.00 money order and your email addy and I will mail the software to anyone who needs it.

If you need drivers for anything else let me know in a letter and if I can get them for you I'll send them also.

L. Henderson
P.O. Box 15223
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

On the note you must say you need the IBM PC WEB CAM DRIVER..ok

L. Henderson
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:34:31 -0700

hey i have a ibm pc cam p/n 33l4889 but no cd could someone please send me a link that i can download so i can get this to work i would gretaly appreciate it

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 18:30:05 -0700

The story is a perfect coincidence!
I felt you wrote it with some sort of telepathy!
Well, I just followed your instructions and yahoo! its working!
I am a teacher and appreciate the way you have deconstructed the steps for the ease of computor semi-illeterates such as me!
Keep up the good work mate!

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 07:25:03 -0800

for anyone who is interested... I signed up for a free account at and they had a driver there that included the software. it was from IBM for this camera and is formatted to work on XP. it was a simple free download and install, no tweeking to be done. the file was called ibmv5000w2kxp

hope this helps

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 18:19:41 -0800

Thanks for the very informative site. For some reason my PC camera quit working and I was getting the "not connected" error msg. I wasn't able to find the installation CD and started to use the Wizard to find and reinstall the driver but freaked out and stopped when the scary msg came up. I found this site in Google and proceeded to reinstall that driver and everything works perfectly. Thanks a lot.

Rocketeer Jim
Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:47:59 -0800

Excellent site. Thanks so much for putting this site up. It helped me get my old PC Camera installed in my new Windows XP system. Couldn't have done it without you. It is still "my OLD PC Camera" and slower than some of the new cameras I've seen around, but it works. Again, Thanks.

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 19:12:17 -0800

I downloaded the xp driver and have installed over and over for two days now, but all I can get is a green or black square. I have 2 of them and both worked with 98. The green light comes on, but no picture. Would appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you, Anne

Anne Ishiguro
Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:14:40 -0800

i cant find the disk for my ibm camera i had to reboot my system so i lost everything so if u can send me a link to reinstall my camera i will be so pleased THANK YOU.

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:08:15 -0800

I'm having a bit of trouble...
I installed the driver and everything, but when I try to use the webcam on MSN it cancels automatically and says that my camera is either in use or not connected.
It's not either of those, so...
Any ideas?

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 20:59:21 -0800


Sat, 20 Jan 2007 14:08:54 -0800

downloaded and instal

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 12:54:48 -0800

Dear Chieh Cheng , I amVasu from India.Thanks a lot for your very descriptive step by step explanation for installing the ibm pc camera .kudos to u for defeating microsoft .Bye , Vasu from India

Krish Vaasu
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:48:59 -0800

grandioso, este wey supo describir las cosas bien, baja el controlador de NARAN de esta lista instalalo y sigue instrucciones dela pagina ,buena suerte

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:18:16 -0800

Thank you very much for guiding me to set up my IBM pc Camera after reading your article.

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:18:39 -0700

I have successfully downloaded the Windows 2000/XP driver for this IBM PC Camera. Included is a brief installation help. Hope this can help those having problem installing in Windows XP.

To download the Windows XP driver, see IBM 33L4889 PC Camera Windows 2000/XP Driver.

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:54:24 -0700

Excellent advice...worked perfectly! Thank you.

Sat, 19 May 2007 10:48:20 -0700

This is all great, but is there a way to fool XP64 into letting me update the driver....

....64bit version does not allow me to "install anyway" when the error is encountered -- the only options not grayed out are "back" and quit

Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:24:24 -0700

thank you so much!!! this has work fo me....
Thanks again

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 17:07:19 -0500

Man, thanks a lot!
I was afraid to do it when prompt the message that it is not compatible, but just as you perfectly...

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:44:55 +0000

My IBM PC Camera was working on XP Pro SP2 but it randomly started saying that it wasnt connected and wont work... Please email any suggestions.

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 00:10:45 +0000

thanks so much this worked like a charm!! and id been having this issue forever thought it was my pc until i tried this software on different pcs. thanks again.

detra edwards
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 05:26:40 +0000

Thank you, so much. The steps work just perfect. Unfortunately, I have to download the IBM PC Camera software from different source.

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 18:02:42 +0000

hey, i need to know if there is a way to install without a disk because, "someone" sat on my disk. if you can tell me i would be very thankful.

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:46:55 +0000

I have a ibm pc camera lost cd need drivers for the windows xp for the cam

Part number 33L4889

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:08:43 +0000

thanks for the driver i checked IBM website and they don't have it. i am using it now on my laptop with Xp on it.

Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:42:01 +0000

Thanks!!!! I had almost given up.

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 21:09:25 +0000

Hey, Thank you very much, you save my "cyberlife" in two times with that fuckin and crazy webcam.

See ya and good trick hehe

Carlos Garrido
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 02:24:50 +0000

Thanks to all the advise I successfully installed the camera I have had for years and never used. Now I'd like to know how you attach it to a desktop. Can you advise me?

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 13:54:49 +0000


George Howard
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:40:55 +0000

Hats off...thanks. I had tried to work on the problem and was getting frustrated...lucked out finding your site. Will visit often...Very detailed and good drive thru...

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 06:51:59 +0000

Thanks A LOT to whoever wrote this. SOLVED MY PROBLEM!!

Jose Raoul Gomez Pineda
Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:55:00 +0000

I set it up and everything but the video quality is horrible.
its not color and you can hardly make out what you see.
its just gray and horrible quality.
eh <.<

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:33:10 +0000

I need help finding the software for my IBM webcam since i lost it I was hopin u could help me find the software so i could get my webcam working email me with the steps plz!

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:56:39 +0000

I need help plz. I downloaded the ibmv5000w2kxp.exe software but i have a problem. When I try to use the software it says "Digital PC Camera is not connected to this computer" when it is! I also went to Device Manager and saw that there was something wrong with my IBM PC Camera. It then says my device cant start. Anyone who knows how 2 fix it help me plz. My email is [email protected]. Email me if you know anything. I need HELP!

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:19:40 +0000

excellent! worked to perfection! Thankx!!

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:00:16 +0000

ive found the IBM WEB CAM 33L4889 under IBM 5000wkxp.exe TRY it and good luck.George Howard

George Howard
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:18:04 +0000

I just followed the directions today 2/25/08 and it still works...thanks dudes!!!1

B Stick
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:37:16 +0000

You guys are GREAT thanks for posting the driver!

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:33:57 +0000

U R the Best thanks my cam working now :)

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 02:42:26 +0000

thanks for your help, many thanks

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:10:28 +0000

Thank you. My IBM web camera works great. NOW.

first time guy
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:01:02 +0000

Thanks for the step by step instructions. If it wasn't for you I would have thrown my webcam out the window!

Sun, 30 Mar 2008 04:34:47 +0000

I just wanted to let you know that I had the same problem with my IBM PC camera, so I found your article and followed up all the instructions and voila! it worked.. thank you very much for putting that info on the web.

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:39:31 +0000

if you do not have the CD for the web camera and you have the camera can you still download the file for the camera I mean can you download the camera with out the CD or not.

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 04:47:10 +0000

I need that software for my compunter, i have that camera and lost the install CD, can someone help please.

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 03:44:33 +0000

I see that a lot of you need the software so heres a link to the ibm pc camera

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 01:42:20 +0000

thank you very much!!! It's working!
I am surprised I can find an article to help me installing the program! :)

Thu, 08 May 2008 04:47:17 +0000

Hey guys I have downloaded the driver but can't get the computer to see the camera when hooked up. I need step by step instructions please help

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 22:08:36 +0000

This was just what I needed. My IBM cam has not worked since I upgraded to winXP from 98 a lot of years back. I was cleaning the closet in my home office and came accross the camera again so I thought wht not try again (hate cleaning closets anyway. I went online and found your artical and within a few short minutes I had the cam up and running. Thank you for a no BULL easy to follow help guide.

again thank you

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 17:08:28 +0000

ok after i select the auto install in teh wizard it starts installing..then a scren pops up with 2 options and it says please select teh best match for your hardware from teh list below and teher r 2 options.... i clicked one and it started installing then it siad the file vfwwdm.drv on unknown cannot be found then it says type teh path wheer teh file is located...i dont know what teh hell do do at this point.... what does that mean??

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 21:57:56 +0000

To whom it may concern,
i'm in need of a IBM Image Driver for Windows XP.

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:55:26 +0000

i have lost my ibm webcam cd drive so i cant install my webcam so please help me to solve this problem....i need drive cd tell me how to i get and where to get pls explain and solve the problem...

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:11:15 +0000

uuummm can sumone plz help me out wit this one!!!!!!!!!, my software cd is kinda lost right now , so can anyone tell me how can i install my camera please!!!!!!, please email me as soon as u can!!!! and if u knw any free software downloads that i can use for installation, please help me!!!

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 05:02:14 +0000

Thanks for all the info. The Device Manager shows that the camera is working but I don't know how to activate it. Can someone tell me how?

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 01:22:28 +0000

I just noticed that the green light is not on either.

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 01:30:42 +0000

Excellent!! At Last I could make the camera work Not If I had not come across your article . Thanks a lot !

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 13:01:02 +0000

O gosh, I can't thank you enough! My son had given me the very same IBM camera too, years ago, and never used it because no one else at that time had a camera and none of us knew what to do with it...........Every step along the way of your instructions matched my screen too! And you made this grandma very happy by enabling me to 'do it myself' .

Thanks so much!


Sun, 24 Aug 2008 18:48:07 +0000

Worked perfectly! Great directions.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:37:42 +0000

Thank you very much for your help.

Sebasti�n S�nchez
Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:43:34 +0000

Excellent article and clear directions. I would have been cursing the unit without your help. Resolution and clarity need to be worked on. Thank you again

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:45:48 +0000

Thanks for the info.
Works in Vista Ultimate.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 06:05:09 +0000

Thanks so much guys. I could finally install my IBM PC camera in my BenQ Windows XP notebook after ages :):) The instructions were so cool and easy to follow. Thanks again :):)

Sanjib from Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sat, 15 Nov 2008 09:05:08 +0000

Highly informative and useful... We can never go wrong!Thank you.

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 01:03:12 +0000

Tks, it work perfectly and it's so simple.

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 17:00:51 +0000

Thank you! Your instructions were great, and just what I was looking for.

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 04:17:19 +0000

Thanks for the article. Based on this article, I was able to install IBM PC Camera after three years :)

Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:45:25 +0000

This article's instructions were exactly how I installed my IBM PC cam onto my Windows XP four years ago, but now I have Windows Vista, and it is not working. I installed the software 1st, restarted, plugged in the cam, and it said that the driver was installed correctly but the device will not turn on/camera is not plugged in. I tried updating the driver via internet, and it always tells me that I have the most up to date driver already installed. I searched the web and found DriverDetective, but all of the "free" downloads cost $29.99 to make the program actually update and fix the Vista drivers. What is wrong with Vista? Where can I find a real FREE download to help me install my pc cam onto Windows VISTA (home basic)? Thanks.

Sun, 08 Feb 2009 23:54:46 +0000

Me again. Just thought I would add a file to show you the exact error msg I'm receiving. ...I'm beginning to wish I had never updated to Vista.

Attached File: error msg for IBM pc cam on Windows Vista.doc (185 KB)

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 00:22:00 +0000

hey im trying to follow your directions and i cannot find a place to download the driver vfwwdm.drv ANYWHERE so please help me.... o ya im trying to find the driver for XP not vista!!!

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:46:42 +0000

I followed the instructions that you outlined and the camera worked fine. (for a short time ) Then I got the unwanted blue screen that windows gives you when there is a major problem and shuts down.

I reported the error and the responce was that the IBM camera was at fault. any Ideas?

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:42:46 +0000

Hi, i tried installing the ibmv5000w2kxp.exe in Vista... It didnt work. Is there any other software for Vista., If yes then please help me out get it or guide me to get the same.. Waiting for ur response..

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 18:43:38 +0000

Thanks,it was very well explained

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:20:02 +0000

thanks for the post everything went just as explained now my camera works fine cleaning dust off now thanks!

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:33:51 +0000

dude this is great just great man i had been installing those crap on my pc to run my camera but they didn't work but this thing rocks!!!!!!!!! dude.........


Sun, 14 Jun 2009 06:05:58 +0000

Man, you guys are a life saver. I thought for sure I wouldnt be able to get this web cam working again and that my cheap self would have to go buy another one, but this one works just fine. Thanks so much for helpin us Mediocre tech people of the world!!

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:36:49 +0000

i have my ibm web cam but i dont have the installation cd how do i install it

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:38:14 +0000

don't bother with the bigupload site, it's a porno advertisement apparently. alex needs to be reprimanded or something?

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 18:59:30 +0000

Thanks !!! a pretty good, useful and accurate give the web a good and reasonable meaning.

Nosa Amadasun
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:22:48 +0000

It can be downloaded from
Or the file I have attached.

Attached File: (3 MB)

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:11:58 +0000

Man, you nailed that one. I have never written a coment on any subjet. You made me want to say RIGHT ON!!!


Samuel Matthews
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 22:46:27 +0000

I am in no way shape or form computer illiterate, I spend most of my time fiddling with this kind of stuff but I could't for the life of me get my webcam to work. Thank you so much for posting step by step instructions, it cured the worst headache I've had in years.


Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:32:02 +0000

I have this camera and set it up on another PC with XP. Your instructions are perfect! I like the screen pics. Thanks.

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 05:01:26 +0000

Thank you! I found this IBM box with the original CD and per your instructions, I am now running it on Windows XP Pro.

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 22:03:14 +0000

I need the software for my IBM web cam....can someone please help me?? Thanks

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:10:05 +0000

thanks guy. Really a good piece of advice.
Ketan Mumbai India

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:53:38 +0000

I agree with some of the other posts that you people are lifesavers. I never thought my old IBM PC Camera made for Windows 98 or 2000 would work with my present computer running Windows XP Home Edition.

However, following your step-by-step instructions showing every screen along the way,it works PERFECTLY.

Thank you very much. You saved me a lot of work and money if I would have bought a new camera,

Bob D.
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 20:29:29 +0000

Thanks for putting that article out there
it help me get my camera working with out having
to look for my CD to reinstall it..

with all the helpful hints..


Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:25:18 +0000

Thank you for concise instructions. Worked first time!

Paul Murray
Sun, 02 May 2010 02:58:56 +0000

Your a life saver. Like you my camera was old. I had gotten it years ago from a promotion from Earthlink but had never taken it out of the box. My daughter who lives a distance away suggested getting cameras for visual chats. Already having one I thought I would set it up to encourage her to do the same. I set it up but it didn't work. I spent a couple of hours trying to get it to work and at one time had come across the Wizard but clicked on No to continue because it wasn't for XP. Once I saw and followed the information in your article I was up and running in a few minutes. Thank you for the information. I was about to buy a newer up to ate camera to get it to work. This one works great. Now I have to figure out how to do video conferencing. Thanks again for your help.

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:52:02 +0000

Thanks. We had one little diversion in a screen where we had to click continue anyway, but then we were on track and the problem is now fixed. We sure had to go through a lot of trouble to find this fix that was so simple. Thanks again for sharing.

Robert A. Selwa
Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:58:20 +0000

Thank you for your expert instructions. The IBM PC camera I installed is at least 10 years old and works fine thanks to you. Appreciate your advice.

Michael Eden
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 12:59:17 +0000

Thanks so much. I was given a new IBMPC camera almost 5 or more years ago by friend. In cleaning up areas of my garage I came accross the camera and decided to try and install it on an XP system. I got all the error messages you indicated during the process. My search of the net brought me to your article. I am up and running thanks to you

Thu, 12 May 2011 20:56:27 +0000

I did this process twice - first with the original disk, then with the (presumably updated for XP) downloaded file.

BOTH times the Camera worked fine - stand alone. But it interfered with the Network Driver (?).

i.e., I get the Camera to work, I lose Internet connection.
I get Internet connection restored, I lose the Camera.

Anyone else have this problem or have any solution(s)?

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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 14:00:11 +0000

I tried again (#3) but did more snooping this time.

As stated above, working camera = no Internet connection.
Internet connection = no camera.

Both drivers appear to be fine. But here's what I found:
At command prompt: ipconfig returns "can't find file specified" & "unable to open registry key for tcpip"

However, it DOES ping the Router AND I CAN communicate with the Router
AND all my wireless devices are not affected.


Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:41:59 +0000

Thank you! I have my old IBM camera working now in 2012 because this article.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 00:13:53 +0400

Haha. Who would've guessed that I'd come back to this same page 3 years later, with the same camera, looking for the same drivers! xD I LOVE YOU PAST ME.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:19:59 +0400

It works! Thanks! The great thing about this is that you don't have to download any drivers from anywhere and expose yourself to viruses (as long as you still have the original disk, which I did)
The only thing I found different from your explanation is that Windows found 3 drivers in my PC, so I chose the top one, just to try. It worked!
Thanks again, Chieh.

Fri, 11 May 2012 09:01:18 +0400

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