It doesn’t have to be in English


I’m still trying to get all the software and drivers working in Windows 7 on my Viliv X70. The latest was the web cam software, vilivCam. The program files and registry entries were correct. But the program wouldn’t start, just reporting an error message which told me some DLLs were missing in my Windows\System32 folder. But which ones?

First thought was to reinstall the program. But the Viliv support site doesn’t include vilivCam. The support site says that with a few exceptions the S5 software will work on the X70. But there is no web cam on the S5.

I then did a Google search. The English-speaking sites didn’t have any definitive information. But my Google search also came up with hits on Chinese and Korean sites, including UMPCFever, whose neat logo is pictured. Using Google Translate, I soon learned I need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86). I did, and vilivCam worked!

Especially in technical matters, limiting oneself to the U.S., or even the English-speaking world, is, well, limiting. Much of the rest of the world is even with or even ahead of us in tech matters. Not being able to access their information when tech problem-solving is like fighting with one hand tied behind your back.

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