Install Creative labs webcam live vf0220 on Windows 7 driver working howto

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1) Download the original drivers from the Creative Support website:

this should be the support page for the webcam… Creative Worldwide Support > Live! Cam Video IM (VF0220)

and this should be a direct link to the file you need to download under the voice “Creative Live! Cam Video IM (VF0220) Driver v1.03.02” the file downloaded should be “LCVM_PCDRV_US_1_03_02.exe
Creative Worldwide Support

2) You need to download a copy of Universal Extractor from here: Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net

get the installer or the binary if you just want a portable version that doesn’t need to be installed.
I personally use the binaries so i don’t have to install anything, but if you like to have some context menu features then you may opt for the installer.

3) Use Universal Extractor to decompress the content of the driver you just downloaded “LCVM_PCDRV_US_1_03_02.exe“.
Uniextractor should ask you for the source file to extract, a destination where to decompress the file and to continue it will prompt which extraction method to use.
This time choose ‘Not an InstallShield installer’ option and click ok.
If everything went well, you should have the following files in the location you specified before:

ct_cabinfo.ini
ct_cabinfo.txt
ct_cabinfo.xml
LCVM_PCDRV_US_1_03_02.EXE

I installed the driver and application and both work on windows 7. LCVM_PCDRV_US_1_03_02.exe.
LCC_PCAPP_LA_2_02_05.exe.

Here it is important to change compatability options to make it working on Windows 7.
a. Get both files from creative labs (vista compatible).

b. Go to the folder where you downloaded them to.

c. Right click each file in turn and select troubleshoot compatibility.

d. Select troubleshoot program

e. Select,The program worked in earlier versions of windows.

6.Select Windows Vista(Service pack 2)
4) Now we need to use Universal Extractor for a second time on this extracter executable, but this time we will choose another Extract Method.
So apply Universal Extractor to the extracted “LCVM_PCDRV_US_1_03_02.exe” file; choose a destination folder and when prompted for the Extraction Method this time select ‘E_Wise Unpacker‘.
You should end up with two extracted folders; one MAINDIR folder and a TEMP one.
In the MAINDIR folder you should now have the driver setup files.

5) What we need to do right now is to modify the content of some of this files so that we tell Windows 7 that they are compatible with it’s drivers standard.
In particular we will have to change the following three .ini files:

CtDrvStp.ini
CtSetupX.ini
V0220Dev.inf

Simply edit them with Notepad and change the following lines

[Version]
Signature =”$Windows NT$”

with this new signature

[Version]
Signature =”$Chicago$”

Be sure to change it in all 3 files and now you should be finally be able to install the drivers correctly.
Get ready to resurrect your beloved webcam.
Double click CtDrvStp.exe and good luck!

It worked for me…

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What is the real job of most people nowadays who work with computers – Sad but True fact :)

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Its amazingly what kind of world, we’re living nowadays the definition from knowledge is starting to blur, as nowone doesn’t have the physical time resource to learn and capacity to digest all the information.
The advent of Search Engines changed dramatically how we Work, Play and Relax.
The amount of information explosion is hitting us badly the more information, we have the more we want so we end up in a nuclear reaction chain-like process a tendency not likely to over except if there is no a cataclysm or a world war.

Man’s way of fixing things has changed, as even the most knowledgable on a certain topic or profession, have a lot of gap knowledges filled up by someone else on earth, who might have shared it already Online in Google.
The increase of Searching on the Internet for a solutions, made us certainly much more passive and more of a consumers than producers and sadly this is not of the best things to happen to us over the last 20 centuries.

In IT professions above diagram is more is even more adequate, as we’re totally dependent on Googling, to do even basic daily sysadmin / programmer work. There is even a whole generation of .NET programmers (who can’t really program but rely heavily on copy pasting assembling to come up with Companies Software production), in system administration job field situation is also similar, as many of the errors we get from services / applications are not existent in official documentation but experienced by someone else who suggested solution.

With the increase of use of Internet Search engine use and information we have to interpret daily, our mind advanced his capability to forget, because our brains are overfilled with information. That’s why often even though we have red a lot online, we can’t remember hardly anything. In short future this could bring us in a situation, where we will need Google embedded access traight into our brains – this is a science fiction now but in short future there is high chance for this to happen (it could be that is why the Bible prophet st. John tells us in Bible’s last chapter Apocalypsis that the Anti-Christ will set a mark to everyone, it is my guess that the mark on the forehead could be even an implant allowing the user to access the internet from anywhere through a virtual interface (chip) to project objects straight into humans head).

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How to check and change linkedin username Link – Change linkedin personal profile URL

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If you need to integrate your Linkedin profile username into some online social sharing blog or website it is useful to change the URL address of the profile. You will need url to paste it there.

You can customize your public profile URL when you edit your public profile. Custom public profile URLs are available on a first come, first served basis.

  1. Move your cursor over Profileat the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile. It will be an address like “www.linkedin.com/in/yourname”.
  2. Click Editnext to the URL under your profile photo.
  3. In the Your public profile URLbox in the bottom right, click “Customize your public profile URL”.
  4. Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
  5. Click Set Custom URL.

Notes:

  • Your custom URL can have between 5 – 30 letters or numbers. Don’t use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
  • If the URL you want isn’t available, please select a different one. We can’t make custom URLs available to other members upon request.

More information about URLs:

  • You can change your URL up to 5 times within 180 days.
  • If a member uses a URL and then changes it, the URL will be unavailable for use by other members for 180 days.My linkedin username after changing is
    http://bg.linkedin.com/in/georgihipo

 

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