The Xbox Live Vision camera is a webcam for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows PCs that allows users to communicate with other players within Xbox games, or enjoy picture and video chat on a PC. The camera requires specific drivers to run correctly, and these can be automatically downloaded by connecting the camera. The only thing to ensure is that the computer or console on which you are using the camera is connected to the Internet.
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Check the back of your Xbox 360 to make sure the console is connected to the Internet, via Ethernet or a wireless adaptor.
Turn on the console with no disc in the tray. If you are asked to update your system files, click "Yes, Download the Update." This will download the driver files necessary to run the camera.
Plug the Xbox Live Vision Camera into the Xbox 360's USB port. The port is located at the bottom of the console's front face if the console is upright, or the far right side if it is operating in the horizontal position.
Watch the four semicircular lights surrounding the camera's lens. When the lights blink, the drivers have been successfully activated and the camera is ready for use.
Turn on your Windows-based PC and log into Windows.
Open the Start Menu and click "Windows Update." Click "OK" to any updates that need to be downloaded or applied. This will ready the computer to apply the Xbox Live Vision drivers.
Connect the Xbox Live Vision camera to one of the USB ports on your computer.
Click "OK" when asked if you want to start the Add New Hardware Wizard.
Click "OK" to allow the computer to connect to Microsoft to search for driver updates. The driver will automatically download and apply, and the camera will be ready for use when you click "Finish."
Tips and warnings
- If connecting the Xbox Live Vision camera to your computer, the camera will work best if connected to a high-speed port on the computer itself, rather than a relay port on the keyboard or monitor.
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