Nanosystems has a wide array of clients, including dentistry offices. One such client we helped with an upgrade to Windows 10. Windows is usually backwards compatible and therefore it is rare for issues to crop up during upgrades, but this was not the case because of one piece of hardware the dentistry office uses: the Schick USBCam2.
Via trial and error, we figured out how to make these devices work on Windows 10 devices. First you must disable driver signature enforcement, which was implemented after Windows 7.
To do so:
- Click the Start Menu and Select Settings.
- Click Update and Security.
- Click on Recovery.
- Click Restart now under Advanced Startup.
- Click Troubleshoot.
- Click Advanced Options.
- Click Startup Settings.
- Click on Restart.
- On the Startup Settings screen, press 7 or F7 to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.
Your computer will restart and you will be able to install the Cam2 Videology driver.
Here are the pdf instructions:
- Download the USBCam2 64-bit beta driver.
- Click Run to start the setup program. If prompted, click Run again to confirm. Installation Procedure 2 Installing USBCam2 64-Bit Beta Driver on Windows 7
- Click Install
- After the files have been downloaded, click Close.
- Connect the USB cable to the USBCam2.
- Open the Windows Control Panel and navigate to System and Security > System > Device Manager.
- Browse for the USB 2820 Device in the Device Manager.
- Right-click on the USB 2820 Device and select “Update Device Driver Software”
- Click “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”
- Click “Have Disk”
- Click the Browse button and navigate to the 64-bit Videology driver folder: C:\Program Files\x86\Videology\Cameras\Driver64
- Click OK.
- The Update Driver Software window displays the model as “Videology USB Camera”, and not USB 2820 as shown previously.
- Click Next.
- Click “Install this driver anyway”, if prompted.
- The message, “Windows has successfully installed your software driver”, is displayed.
Boom! Your device now works on Windows 10 and you saved your client thousands of dollars in hardware costs in upgrading to newer USBCam devices.