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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