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Q: Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments

Hello I have been experimenting with the Creative Web Cam NX Pro a product listed as having reached quot end of life quot I felt that this obsolete camera merits continued discussion as a great many were made are available very cheaply on Ebay etc and because at least Some versions of the bit version of Windows as well as several older Linux distros will still work with the NX Pro despite the quot XP Only quot driver First the good news After acquiring three of these cameras Pro Cam Web Life Of Creative Experiments NX End for cheap on Ebay I installed two of them on professionally refurbished model year H-P DC computers that I acquired from NewEgg Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments com The computers were used quot off-lease quot units supplied with the professional refurbisher s Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments version of Windows bit operating system but they had been originally built for Windows XP I chose to try an install from the original disk than came with the camera but you Creative Web Cam NX Pro End Of Life Experiments can also Google for a file named quot wcnx pcdrv exe quot it is the last driver Creative released for it There is also an earlier driver circulating that works fine quot WCNP PCDrv US quot and an app pack with driver WCC PCApp US quot Try pasting these file names into Google to get right to the downloads The installation was not smooth it threw up many extra dialog boxes and repeatedly asked for permission to continue Some of the dialog was hidden by the old style Creative install screen and could only be brought up by waving the mouse cursor around near the bottom of the screen However I did find them and clicked yes OK as needed The software also tried to install a badly outdated version of Adobe Reader that I aborted The abort did not stop the rest of the install Also in my case I had the camera plugged in before installing They tell you not to do that but I got away with it When it was over I clicked the Creative web cam monitor applet and the NX Pro camera and it s microphone were working I installed the latest Skype software and Skype found the camera and mike Good to go Now the bad news I also tested an install on a year old Dell Dimension laptop that was loaded with the BIT version of Windows DON T DO IT Unless of course you know exactly what you are doing In my case it damaged Windows enough that I had to roll back windows to a previous restore point Had that not worked I would have had to pull my files off of the machine and reinstall Windows Doable but time consuming So if you have some basic computer ability are sure you have bit Windows and know how to rescue your files in a worst case situation I use a live linux disk and an empty USB drive then go for it and keep those adequate web cams out of the landfill Good Luck and enjoy your experimenting nbsp

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Why don't you install a larger memory card?
 

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A:Looking for "techie" ways to extend battery life

Removing the HDD and booting from a flash drive is probably the worst decision you can make. Flash drives have very slow speeds (even though they are flash memory, they arent fast) and very little capacity. Keep the HDD.

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Enter the BIOS and disable the onboard sound device. Uninstall any onboard sound driver you find in Add and Remove Programs (in Control Panel). Install the Creative sound driver and see if that fixes your problem.
 

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A:Creative HS-720 headset (mic volume problem)

Bump

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Laptop I use is a Lenovo R61 with Linux running on it.
 

A:Creative A520 subwoofer problems

Either the speaker or the amp inside the box is probably broken or breaking. I'd check the surround and see if it's cracked or separated from the cone.
 

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A:Surprisingly short battery life on new laptop

Are WiFi enabled or Bluetooth? Unless absolutely required, disable.

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A:Are the Creative A520 speakers worth getting?

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A:Need suggestions for a new PC build (Creative Suite-ready)

Most important thing, what's your budget?
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A:Very weird problem with my Creative X-Fi Titanium

Sorry but I can't seem to find an edit button. Anyway I've a correction to make, my front I/O port for the speakers is actually my onboard ASUS P7P55D-E mobo soundcard. So the headphones are the only ones going into the X-Fi soundcard. I've always switched between headphones and speakers by changing the default device on my windows.
 

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A:Creative Sound Blaster... help?

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A:The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium or the Asus Xonar DX?

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A:How to prolong your battery's life

Where did you get this information? Some of it I'd agree with, others I don't. It also reads like a post you copy pasted into lots of places around the internet - however a quick googling didn't return anything.


1.Store battery :
Put your batteries in a cool and dry place when you store it.
Yes, that is generally good practice for lots of things.

Do not charge your lithum batteries too full before storage.
Ok, no prob here either, although saying that doing so can decrease overall capacity of the battery would have made it a better statement.

After using the laptop battery ,please clean up the metal terminals with a soft dry clean cloth.
So, I should take the battery out of my laptop every time I've used the laptop while not plugged in. This is not practical on some laptops and ultrabooks, nor does it seem necessary since I have never seen a corroded laptop battery.

Before storage, you should confirm your is not fully depleted. If empty, charge for about 30 minutes . Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge.
I've seen 50% thrown around, but I'll accept 40%.

The suitable storage temperature for batteries is around 15°C
Ok. Haven't heard this, but I suppose it makes sense.

Please notice this: weak batteries charge faster and remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones. Also it only be used for a short time.So do not buy a used battery even if it is very cheap because used battery usually means weak battery.
This is confusing. Should define "weak". What does "remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones" mean? Why would this happen? There are programs like BatteryCare for Windows and Coconut Battery for OS X that you could use to get information on a used battery before purchasing. Its possible with those tools to make an informed decision on whether or not the battery is worth the price. Simply dismissing the possibility of purchasing a used battery is lazy.


2.Charge battery :
Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
Are we still talking about laptop lithium batteries? They are intelligently charged based on circuitry in the battery pack to charge without overcharging, leaving in longer will not damage. A majority of battery chargers for NiCD, NiMH, and NiZn sold in the last 5+ years are also smart chargers and would stop charging once they sense a (typically) 0.01V decrease. Basically overcharging isn't a problem today.

When you prepare to charge your battery ,make sure the temperature is around the room temperature.
Makes sense.

Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging.
See above.

Do not charged to higher voltages than its threshold voltage ,as it would become unsafe.
As I said above, things are charged on smart chargers now, this isn't going to happen. It seems that starting with your #2 section you are mixing up laptop batteries and regular rechargable batteries like you use in a flashlight.

Prepare a new battery for replacement if your battery get weak over time.
Ok. Or you could just continue to use it, laptop batteries are expensive. If someone needed to get 5+ hours and now they can't, then of course they'll buy a replacement, don't think they need to be told to do so.

Please notice this: It is not very distinct to reduce the charge time by increasing the charge current .
What? Again, possibly talking about other types of batteries than lithium laptop batteries, but even at that I think you used a wrong word or two.


3.Maintain battery :
Rechargeable batteries do not break suddenly but slowly get powerless over time.
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A:Creative X-Fi and Windows 7 64-bit

Have you tried the beta drivers mentioned here ?

: http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/13819-creative-sound-blaster-x-fi-xtreme-audio.html
 

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A:Creative sound card problem

I have the same problem with my old Creative Live card. I can't find the original CD and using what I downloaded comes up with the same response yours does. Thing is I had this running on my system before I changed the board.
 

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A:Brand new motherboard upgrade, computer showing no signs of life

First suggestion, check that you aren't shorting out the board by having any screw mounting the motherboard contacting the case. I'd even suggest taking it out of the case and testing just on a desk/table, away from any sources of static electricity. If that makes no difference it could be that the motherboard is DOA (Dead on arrival). There are many products that slip through quality control procedures of manufacturers and turn up at people's homes in a non working state. If the testing outside of the case doesn't give any positive results it might be time to contact the retailer for RMA/sending them back the faulty part.
 

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A:Creative i-Trigue 3400 sound issue

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Driver Downloads-
http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10952 (USB Speakers)
http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=11584 ( Browser/EQ )

Hope this helps.
If you would like to read how it went ,read below.
-Christopher
 

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A:Creative Soundcard - not all speakers working

hmm

I have the same type of card and I noticed that not all app's factor in the sound settings. One app may use 5.1 but others only use 2 speaker. Nothing you can really do to FORCE the soundcard to run at the 5.1 settings. Sorry
 

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Welcome to techspot

if you could list the specs of the laptop so we can help you better

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This link is about SPDIF on SB Live - it may be the route you need -

http://www.plasma-online.de/index.h....de/english/help/solutions/spdif_sb_live.html
 

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http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=3501666
 

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hey serc...

I'm speechless.... i don't know if thats a good or bad thing

Spyder_1386
 

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http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

How do you post it in the download drivers section on the main page?
 

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gamerex said:



I'm pretty sure a lot of people don't know. Hear ya go:

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

How do you post it in the download drivers section on the main page?Click to expand...

You still having the issues in your specs?

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Plug and play not working

Please go to Start the run, type in exactly:
services.msc
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A Midi keyboard is not normally affectd by CAS latency, unless the memory modules are quite different from each other in density, quality, or timings.
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dx has nothing to do with sound, so forget about that
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A:HELP MY COMPUTER SUX and im starting to hate life.. sys specs included.

looks good..graphic card and ram would be better...i would say 2 gig ram and something around the nvidia 7600 or over
 

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Creative stopped support for that soundcard awhile ago ... I recently got the vista driver from asian site ... but it's soooooooo limited and glitchy ... I guess I have to go get myself the FaTaLiTy it's 100$ not that expensive but it's out of stock right now waiting for them to get it back ... In the meantime can any1 tell me how the hell the Audigy Value can become 7.1 with 4 jacks ?!?!?!
 

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Hello. I just bought a Creative Zen and only one side of the earphones work. Does anyone know how I can fix it, or if the earphones are broke?
Thanks!
 

A:Creative Zen earphones

I know this may sound dumb, but are you sure they are plugged in all the way to the player? Also, have you got anything else to test them on? Or another set of earphones?
 

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The game crashes to the desktop then this error pops up.

I have Radeon X850 pro and I have the latest driver. I'm using Windows XP SP2.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

A:Half Life 2 Episode One 'Engine Error'

Try and re-install DirectX 9.0c and then see what heppens .
 

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I am planning to buy a new creative 5.1 speaker system.
Plz dont recommend me other speakers as they are not availiable in my city.

Which speaker is better :-
1) creative 5.1 m5300
2) creative 5.1 5200
 

A:Which Creative 5.1 Speaker Is better

I know you said those are the only available, which is very hard to believe, but the specs are very similar the only reason i voted for the m5300 is they are probably slightly newer, you sure there isn't like a staples or anything close to that where you can get a descent logitech setup or anything with more power, 50 watts of total power really isn't work getting 5.1.
 

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By doing this Creative actually lost its competitive advantage to its competitors by licensing it to others. What do you guys think? its a good or bad move?

link
 

A:Auzentech to Develop Sound Card Based on Creative X-Fi(TM) Chipset

bad, and I say that exact with no other reply.
 

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I saw this on web today:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/11/creative-releases-xdock-i600-and-i500-ipod-docks/

Apparently Creative decided to support iPods now - and this device looks good.
Found a demo here and thought this is interesting.
 

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OK- so i have had this creative zen touch for several years now, and never had any problems with it. Then, i plug it into my computer (nothing had changed since the last time) and the computer crashes. The next time i do it, i get my device manager up before hand, and once i plug it in, i see a process using a ton of memory and 99 CPU (which doesn't sound too good). It works fine on my laptop. also the touchpad has been getting all screwy lately, jumping around everywhere. any thoughts? (and ill try to post the name of that process later)
 

A:Creative Zen Touch is going crazy!!!!!

mayb its just fuked ,if u've have it several years
 

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Hy,

I wanted to set the clock on my girlfriends Creative Zen V, I looked the user guide on the cd. But when pushed the Date Separator (or something like this) menu item the software freezed. What should I do now??? How can I restart the software!???? If somebody could help me, I would appreciate it!!!


Thanks,
Jozsef
 

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