Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 under Windows 10

QuickCam 5000 Pro isn't recognized by the system automatically

Is it possible to get good old QuickCam Pro 5000 working under Windows 10? Yes, it is! And it’s quick and easy.

Learn how to find and install the matching driver.

Recently I updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10. Everything went well except installation of my pretty old Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000. Just connecting it doesn’t work because Windows 10 doesn’t recognize it automatically. Official website of Logitech also wasn’t very helpful as they don’t offer a single driver download for this product anymore.

Doing some research brought me to this simple solution.

Prerequisites

  • 7-Zip has to be installed
    You have to have 7-Zip installed to follow this guide (which in any case is a good idea as it is one of the basic tools that should be present on any computer). If you don’t have it installed already, get it here: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

1. Download driver

Download the installation file from official Logitech-Server: ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/quickcam/

The most recent file that worked for me was qc1110_x64.exe. Later versions of the driver don’t seem to support the QuickCam Pro 5000 anymore.

2. Unpack the .exe file

Trying to install QuickCam 5000 Pro driver leads to error

Executing the qc1110_x64.exe file leads to an error because it is not Windows 10 compatible.

Extract contents of .exe file using 7-Zip

Therefore we need to extract the driver’s files using 7-Zip, e.g. using the context menu of the windows explorer.

3. Install driver

  • Open the Windows device manager
  • Right click Unknown device and select Update driver from the context menu
  • Click Browse my computer for driver software
  • Enter or navigate to the directory where we just extracted our driver files into
  • Click Next

4. Done!

If everything went fine you should see a “Windows has successfully updated your drivers” and your Webcam appears as “Logitec QuickCam Pro 5000” under “Image devices”.


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27 comments on “Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 under Windows 10
  1. Clie says:

    Additional steps not mentioned which you might encounter.
    In step 3, windows might complain that the file has been tampered with, and it will fail to install. If this happens, you need to disable certificate signing temporary.
    Here’s how
    https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-device-driver-signing

    After this, redo step 3 and it should work.

  2. Petr Šlajs says:

    Thank you very much !

  3. dubi german says:

    A great solution !
    I wonder why Logitech does not allow this… Make Money

  4. Gabriella says:

    OMG, you are an absolute star. I have been struggling with this for a week now ­čÖé

  5. TK says:

    Was excited to find this, but after following the directions it said Windows has determined it already has the best driver! Won’t let me update it (to an older version)

    • Nerd Admin says:

      Some people pointed out that current Windows 10 version seems to have the correct driver on board. In that case you just don’t need to use my workaround and already have the correct driver.

  6. alex hause says:

    My webcam fired up without a hitch but i have no software cd and no included software / app on my windows 10 for using the 5000 to take pictures and video. is there anything out there that you could recommend for basic picture and video taking and production?

    • Nerd Admin says:

      I only use it for videoconferences. So unfortunately I don’t have a good advice for a capturing software. But if someone else has, please feel free to comment.

  7. Scott says:

    I connected the Pro 5000 to my Win 10 computer and it recognized it and installed whatever needed to be installed automatically. I got instructions to reboot and it works fine.

    • Nerd Admin says:

      Well, that would be good news. Maybe there is no workaround needed anymore to get this little thing to work. Thank you for pointing that out.

  8. Axel says:

    Thank you, very good explained. When I updated an old Win 7 to Win 10 the cam used the old Win7 driver of logitech. As I put the cam to another Win10 PC installed without win7, I got this problem and solved it with your quick solution

  9. Fidel says:

    Absolutely thanks.

    I have not used my webcam for 15 years and now I can use it thanks to your solution.

    Tested today 2020-07-30

  10. Angelina says:

    Thank you very much! It helped A LOT!

  11. Alain LEONARD says:

    Thank you very much for your advice.
    My Webcam Logitech Po 5000 is Ok

  12. Gabor Lorenz says:

    Thanks a million. You saved me from having to buy a new webcam. By the way, for finding drivers, Logitech sucks bigtime!!

  13. Ken says:

    Workflow was successful as advertised. Sadly the cam resolution leaves a lot to be desired.

  14. Michael says:

    I tried to follow your instructions, but my PC recognizes the webcam as a microphone, and not as a webcam or an unknown device. When trying to change the drivers to the proper drivers windows says it already has the best drivers, which is a driver for microphones/audio devices. I was wondering if you guys have a fix for this?

    • Sam O'Leary says:

      Try uninstalling the microphone completely in Device Manager, including delete driver files checkbox. Once done immediately scan for hardware changes and this should bring up unknown device. Just work from there with installing new driver. You might need to do it quick enought as windows may be competing with you to install it before you do. Hope it works.

  15. Luc says:

    Thanks so much, just got my old QuickCam Pro 5000 going again on Win 10! Genious!

  16. henry says:

    with your help it also helped with the quickcam pro 4000 with the qc1051deu_x64 driver

    thank you very much

  17. Sam O'Leary says:

    Thanks for your amazing help. Instructions are spot on even for novice user like me. Save’s me a few bucks for the homeschool!!!

  18. Rafa González says:

    Thanks a lot! Months looking for a solution, and voila!

  19. Joshua Layer says:

    I have the quickcam pro 5000 and I can’t get your links to work. Has support been completely wiped for the camera by logitech?

    • Nerd Admin says:

      I just checked the links. The file is still there and unzips with no problem here. There is no real support by Logitech anymore but the workaround described in this article should work.

  20. Rob Pritchard says:

    Lovely clear instructions and worked for me. Thank you very much. I was using a:

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000, model number V-UAX16

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name LAPTOP-CT3SEVLA
    System Model HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cw1xxx
    System Type x64-based PC

  21. Eddy says:

    The link for ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/quickcam/ is dead.

    By any chance do you have a mirror link?

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