This new one that I bought, well, it's expensive compared to the other available choices in the same supermarket (yes! I bought it in a supermarket in Taipa called Royal) and most of all it's a Philips, quite a reliable brand anyway. I thought... (sorry about the blurr images... I was really pissed off!)
I opened up the package, took the disc out and saw this:
It says, "STOP! FIRST run the installation CD before you plug in the camera"
Good, some dummy/picture instruction on the cover of the disc, OK, I won't plug in the camera before I run the disc. I thought.This is the actual webcam, look at the red tag:
It says, "Connect the webcam to your computer before installer driver"
And when I finally finished running the installer, it says, "You need to restart your computer before you can connect and start using your WebCam. when you have restarted your computer you can connect your WebCam to your computer. EHHH?????????
I looked at my USB port just to double check, and the bloody WebCam is already plugged in as instructed upon running the installer -- the first instruction I received after running the freaking installer!!!
OK, I thought to myself, let's just unplug the bloody WebCam and restart and then connect and let's see what happens...
This is what happened!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTF!!! You might be able to see what it says...
Cannot install this Hardware
There was a problem installing this hardware
Philips SPC 1300NC PC Camera: Audio (Microphone)
An error occurred during the installation of the device
Fatal error during installation
Click Finish to close the WIZARD.
Yes, you're right. This is what this freaking WIZARD was telling me after having to go through all the confusions!!!!!!!