Microsoft LifeCam for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.6
  • 2.8
  • (483)
  • Security Status

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Chantelle van Heerden
Chantelle van HeerdenUpdated 7 months ago

A Free Viewing Program For Your Microsoft LifeCamera

The Microsoft LifeCam software is a free program that comes with the LifeCam camera when you buy it. However some people lose the software or it becomes corrupt or it doesn't work on Windows 10 which is why this program file exists.

See And Alter The Videos You Create

The Microsoft LifeCam is officially supposed to be a viewing program but Microsoft added a series of editing features that allow you to change your video. The editing side of the program allows you to change the colors of the video the lighting and it allows you to add effects. It is not as advanced as the free Microsoft Movie Maker that comes with Windows but it has many of its functions and it loads your movies quicker than Microsoft Movie Maker. In addition the Microsoft LifeCam has multiple language support and its settings functions and modes are self-explanatory because of the well-designed icons on the program buttons.

A Better-Than-Expected Viewer And Video Editor

The Microsoft LifeCam is only a very small program that is supposed to accompany the LifeCamera hardware which would justify low expectations for the software but it actually has far more features than one would expect plus the loading and rendering times beat some of Microsoft's other movie editing programs.


  • The tool has icons that help explain each function and mode
  • Loading times are exemplary and it shines as a video viewer


  • It sometimes starts in Spanish and you have to change the language to your own
  • There are early and late versions of Windows that are not compatible with it

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Microsoft LifeCam for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.6
  • 2.8
  • (483)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Microsoft LifeCam

  • Felix Chelsea

    by Felix Chelsea

    i havent been able 2 connect it jst yet..........buh i hope it does work ....i recommend u check itz reviews online #honesty

  • Kyaw Kyaw Khaii

    by Kyaw Kyaw Khaii

    want to download microsoft life cam software for window 10 64

  • Kevin Robinson

    by Kevin Robinson

    Can't install it, says not compatible with this version of Windows..
    Will not install on Windows 10 PRO. This does not make for a happy experien More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    No help here..
    The link to the Microsoft software to which you are directed on this page is empty. Apparently Microsoft no longer support this  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    720p do me right.
    install this and windows 10 will update it to a newer versionlove it a lot, use it as chat-live and video chat as will

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I had better luck with other cameras with less hassles.
    yes buggy, when it works, has some neat featuires to do funny portraits, but it needs wo More


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