My plan was to use an old Toshiba TabletPC for the weather camera computer. I had already re-installed the Windows XP operating system a few months back so it was pretty clean. I downloaded the latest drivers for the Logitech C910 and started the installation. Everything was going fine. I selected the minimum options since I figured I would control the camera from ImageSalsa. The install was going very slowing but it was an old Pentium III computer with 512 MB of RAM. I left the computer and when I got back, it had blue screened. I tried installing again and another blue screen.
The next day, I did some research and found a similar posting and note to download an earlier version of the software and driver. I uninstalled the latest version and installed the earlier version. This time the software installed. However, the picture was terrible with vertical lines going through it. I did some more research and someone mentioned to switch it from standard resolution to widescreen. I did and the picture cleared up but only shortly and then went completed gray. I couldn’t get any picture to return. I decided to accept the prompts to upgrade but then another blue screen. So, I downgraded again and same results.
I had a old Pentium 4 desktop computer laying around that was a 2 GHz processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. I decided to just install the C910 and see if it worked on this computer. I used the latest driver and it worked on the first try. It did give me a warning about being a USB2 device even though I thought the computer had USB2 ports. So, I reformatted the computer and reinstalled Windows XP. After patching with Service Pack 3 and the latest security updates, I noticed a USB controller driver was missing. I tried to install it and let it check Windows Update. That was the USB2 ports and I plugged the C910 installed that driver. Everything was installed and working.
The next step was to do some tests and find a place to put it.