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Cannot make use of LifeCam Studio in Desktop under Windows 10 ?

Q: Cannot make use of LifeCam Studio in Desktop under Windows 10 ?

Not sure its a app problem or LifeCam Studio issue.
I've purchased a new desktop and install Windows 10 Home edition (fresh install). After using for 1 month, I get a webcam (LifeCam Studio). The cam is good and no need to install anything, the "Camera App" work right away. However, when I launch theTranslator app, when I click on the camera icon, the following message display:
"We couldn't get your camera started. Try using the keyboard to translate."
Check and confirmed that under:setting->Privacy->Camra is turned on and allow translator to use the camera
Why can't the translator app make use the cam and how to resolve it ? Thanks.

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(c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Hiya and welcome

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I've always been a fan of the Sennheiser HD series
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They also will supply replacement chords and even drivers should one go bad.

I actually have a pair of those sony's the bass is hollow and has no punch to it at all. I actually have a 35 dollar plantronics headset that has better sound. The chord tangles easily and the pads started to come apart eventually. least they're apparently cheaper now when I bought mine around 4-5 years ago, they wanted 120 for them. ...oh also I had to cut splice and tape the chord 3 times before I finally retired them.
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edit: wasn't paying attention to your price range.
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About RocketDock -

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I have to ask why

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Use Windows System Restore to revert your system state to a date that existed before the problem began.

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So yeah the title pretty much says it I just updated my windows bit restarted the pc and for some odd reason all my desktop icons are now copied in the music folder Whatever I do in the music folder such as create different a copy make [SOLVED] Anything DESKTOP in do on of folder I itself a new folder the folder creates it in the music library but aslo makes the same folder in my desktop [SOLVED] Anything I do on DESKTOP make a copy of itself in different folder And that goes the oppisite way as well [SOLVED] Anything I do on DESKTOP make a copy of itself in different folder so when I [SOLVED] Anything I do on DESKTOP make a copy of itself in different folder delete the icons in my music library the icons also are deleted in my desktop for some strange reason When I add a notepad or pretty much anything on the destkop it makes it a copy of itself in my music library Anyone know the solution to this It's really bugging me and I can't stop think how to make this go away because it's really bothersome Thanks in advance guys hope someone has a way to solve this little problem on windows bit OS Kind Regards - joealucard

A:[SOLVED] Anything I do on DESKTOP make a copy of itself in different folder

Does "update my Windows 7.." mean you re-installed the OS? If so, re-install it again.
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I want my desktop icons to be arranged to a pattern I like. But whenever I do this Windows 8 will destroy my pattern randomly back to default. Is there a way to stop this? I have Auto arrange icons unchecked BTW.

I have Start8 and Windows 7 widget support installed if this makes a difference. (I don't want to remove or diable them)

A:Make desktop icons stop rearranging themselves

I use Iconoid.

Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds

It works pretty good.
Not perfect but pretty good at keeping icon position & other things.
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A:Does a desktop full of folders,etc. make PC slow?

No, it does not. But it is not an optimal arrangement. Try this:

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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is it possible to make a call using remote computers?

suppose i have opened a remote session to a computer in lan and want to make a call using software in the computer. Is it possible? If yes, how?. I tried myself, but I could only hear sound the other person's voice but they cannot hear me.

The computer I'm using is windows server 2003 and the remote computer is XP.
Unfortunately, the software cannot be installed in server 2003.

A:make a call using remote desktop computers

The only "calling" software you could use would be Skype.
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in Windows 7 can i hide the Icons in the desktop? Can i toggle back and forth between just the wallpaper and the icons on a backdrop of the wallpaper? How can i do that?

Thank you.

A:Icons in Desktop - How to make them invisible temporarily

This tutorial should help Desktop Icons - Hide or Show
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Id love to know some things that can help my screen desktop look really cool

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I'd definitely take a look at the Stardock website. They are very reliable and have all kinds of ways to customize your Desktop. A lot of people like Rainmeter which has a very popular weather gadget.

And don't forget what's available on your own system:
Right click: Desktop
Choose: Personalize
You can personalize your background, screen saver, colors, sounds, mouse pointer monitor’s resolution, icons + fonts
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I read thru the stickies at my desktop? make a won't boot, do I CD bootable Laptop from how the top and am basically lost It s an old HP Compaq nc with XPsp I haven t been using it much lately last time was over a month ago I plugged it in to power to let it charge awhile I then hit the start button and the on light comes on and stays on and once in awhile I get a brief hp logo on the screen when I try starting but then the screen goes dark again I ve got the Windows XP CD and tried starting with that Laptop won't boot, how do I make a bootable CD from my desktop? in the machine but nothing happened Can I take something off my desktop also XPsp onto either a CD or onto my portable USB HD to make it boot I would need pretty explicit step by step instructions Thanks PS - I looked again at the thing about putting the HD into a portable HD case - I have a small portable HD that I took the cover off of and I see it s a standard lapop HD apparently But then got the HD out of the laptop and I see it s a different kind of connector nbsp

A:Laptop won't boot, how do I make a bootable CD from my desktop?

The HDD in a laptop is 2.5. In a desktop it is 3.5, so an enclosure for a desktop 3.5 HDD cannot take a 2.5
Additionally one may be SATA and one maybe IDE/PATA the one in your laptop is ore than likely NOT SATA.

First thing to try is to disconnect the battery and boot on power only.

Second thing to try is F8 after first post scren and see if it will boot to Safe mode.

Third thing to try is go to setup, it will tell you on post scren which key is setup, you only have a split second to press it, if you miss it the first time, boot again. In setup make sure CD is the first boot device and then try with the XO CD in.
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A:How to make home group with 2 laptops and desktop ?

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup
setup a homegroup here.
write down a password.

then on another comp goto same place and join to previously created homegroup using suplied password.
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First, download & install OblyTile:

Download OblyTile

The download link is a bit down the page:

Next, add the Tile name.

Then, in the Program Path add this:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C "C:\Users\<USER_NAME GOES HERE>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Shows Desktop.lnk"

My User Name is medab1, so my Program Path is:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C "C:\Users\medab1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Shows Desktop.lnk"

In Tile Image, Browse to find an image you want to appear on the Tile.

After choosing one its address will appear in the Tile Image textarea.

There are color choices for Background & Text Color.

The new Desktop Tile will take you directly to the Desktop when clicked.


A:How to make a custom Desktop Tile for Metro

Wow, I just press the Esc key and it does just the same
However I do use Obly for other Metro tiles.