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tolkien

How to view webcam in Vista - solution
« on: January 20, 2008 »
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  • Fix/solution for viewing the webcam page in Vista.

    Goto Tools - Internet Options - Security - then uncheck the protected mode box if checked.

    Click on Trusted Sites, and add "losgigantes.com" to trusted sites list.

    Then log on using the administrator profile (not a profile with admin privilleges, but the one Microsoft set up called 'administrator'. If it's not on the login screen you need to go to control panel, users, and tick the box which allows the administrator profile to be visable on the login screen.)

    Once logged in as administrator, bring up the losgigantes.com site, and go on to the webcam page. The install bar should flash etc prompting an active x installation. Proceed and install as you would in XP.

    Log off, and log back into your usual profile, turn protected mode back on (if you use it) and everything on the webcam page should work.

    I think the problem is caused by the webcam viewer requiring administrator permissions since the install involves unsigned active x scripting.

    Regards,

    Tom

    orange

    Re: How to view webcam in Vista - solution
    « Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 »
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  • Brilliant - Well done tolkien!

    I carried this out in Safe Mode with Networking - this gives you full Administrator rights.








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    Re: How to view webcam in Vista - solution
    « Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 »
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  • Many thanks to tolkien;)

    Here is a full detailed solution with screen shots to view the webcam with windows vista

    Go to "Tools" - "Internet Options" - "Security" tab - then uncheck the "Enable Protected Mode" box if checked like the picture below



    Click Apply you will get this message



    Click "OK" (don't worry we will put this setting back after installing the activex control)

    Click on "Trusted Sites" Click on "Sites" untick "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone"  and add "http://www.losgigantes.com" to trusted sites list.



    Click "Close" to close the Trusted Sites window

    Now click "Ok" to save and close the Internet Options window



    Ok now we have to log on using the administrator profile (not a profile with admin privileges, but the one Microsoft set up called 'administrator'.

    To do this the best way I found was to start up in safe mode with Networking (Thanks to orange for this info)

    Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

    Click the Start button and click the arrow next to the Lock button , and click Restart. You will need to press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.

    You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

    On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option "safe mode with Networking", and then press ENTER. Wait for it to load

    Ok now open Internet Explorer and navigate to http://www.losgigantes.com/webcam/webcam.html



    Now right click on the yellow bar at the top



    Click "Installation Blocked" - "Install Activex Control" then you should see this window below



    Click on "Install" you should see this window below



    Click "Unblock" then you should be able to view the webcam image on the page.

    Now Go to "Tools" - "Internet Options" - "Security" tab - the Security tab will still be on Trusted Sites we now need it to be on "Internet" then check the protected mode box click "Apply" and "Ok" close internet explorer and restart your machine.

    Now you should be able to view the webcam page without any problems.
    « Last Edit: January 23, 2008 by DaRKeTaMiN »

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    Re: How to view webcam in Vista - solution
    « Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008 »
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  • A big thank you to all who assisted with this problem.  Please let us know how you all get on with these instructions.