Few weeks ago I have purchased my first telescope 8” Meade LX90 along with LPI.
I installed all the software, updates and… LPI doesn’t work !(?#&*^#). Phoned the store
just to find out LPI is not compatible with Vista. I searched the web for some solution
( this is how I came across this site )
Nothing. Very nice, that’s how my new hobby starts: with “dead equipment“. ( I am a
complete noob, didn’t even have opportunity yet, to see what’s “ up there “ )
I checked Windows updates, Meade updates, HP updates again ( I have HP laptop) .
Well …LPI is “dead in vista” … or is it ? Windows update recognized LPI as
“ Trust Webcam 14823 “ and installed driver for it. This means LPI works and is usable
under Vista, the problem is “Autostar Envisage” which can’t see the cam because its name
was changed to “ Trust Webcam 14823 “ and it looks for “ Meade LPI “. Bingo !!!
It occurred to me that the name “ Trust Webcam 14823 “ somehow needs to be changed
to “ Meade LPI “ and neither one is “etched on the chip ”. So to make long story short,
this is what I did to make it work. On HP site I found two updates for Vista called
Essential System Updates, one released on 2007-06-26
second on 2007-10-31.
I downloaded them and installed. This are Microsoft USB fixes. You may or may not need them, read description before you install them to find out what they are for.
Now I opened Registry Editor, in search box typed : Trust Webcam 14823
Found 19 keys containing this name and renamed every one of them to : Meade LPI
Two keys will require you to run permissions, take ownership and give yourself full rights in order to save changes. Reboot. Plug in LPI. Open Autostar Envisage and you will be
pleasantly surprised because now it sees LPI and it works !!! That’s all to it. Enjoy
I hope this tweak will fork for everybody
Before you do anything backup your system
Make sure LPI is unplugged.
If it doesn’t work or you crash or screw up your system don’t blame me, you are responsible.
Below attached screen shots.