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How Do I Set Up My Laptop Webcam?

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Setting up a laptop webcam may vary depending on the type of computer and the type of webcam that you have. Most webcams will come with software and simple guidelines of how to install it. This might be in the format of a CD or through logging onto a website.

There are a number of websites you can use to make free video calls with webcams including Skype and AOL. The most common is Windows Live Messenger, and to set up your webcam for this, follow the following instructions:

1 Run the set-up CD to install the software and drivers for your webcam.

2 Then connect your webcam to the computer using the USB port. Some webcams may be connected in another way but your set up CD should explain this, if that is the case. It should automatically be recognised by Windows.

3 Google Windows Live Messenger and download it for free and follow the steps and prompts. Then you need to set up an account or ID, choosing a username and password.

4 Check your speakers and webcam microphone and working then set up your webcam by clicking on "tools” and "audio and video setup” and follow the instructions. At the end of this process your webcam will be fully installed and you should see yourself on the laptop.

5 Search for your friends using their email addresses or get them to sign up to the service so that you can begin the free video chats.

If you’re still really struggling to set up a laptop webcam I’d contact HP support - go to www.hp.com and click on support.
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I recently bought a web cam for my laptop, but when I put the cd in drive it didn't give me any choice or message. What would I do?
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Can not get the web camera to work on skype
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I don't really know. But I have a lab top and I try to get it up so I can make videos but it doesn't bring the thing up! It brings different stuff up.
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Hi, I just gotthis hp pavilion entertainment   pc & I want to know how  to set up my web cam. CAN YOU HELP ME?  HOW DO I REGISTER OR SIGN IN?
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Insert the webcam pin in the motherboard. Which is located at the back of CPU. Go to control panel. Double click add new hardware icon. Select the webcam option from the list. Then install the driver by inserting the webcam driver cd which you got while purchasing webcam. It will install the driver. Restart your computer. That's it!
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I have a gateway laptop w webcam installed and I'm trying to use it on my chat through yahoo and I don't know how. Ca you help me?
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Look on the CD (Right click > Explore) and find a 'Setup.exe' if that don't work have a look on the CD for a folder called 'drivers; DRIVERS or Drivers' if you found that, open it and copy the directory.Click Start > Right click on 'Computer or My Computer' go to properties and look for the 'Hardware' tab or button, then click 'Device Manager' once this is located look for a 'other Device' tab or look in 'Image Devices' double click in then click 'Reinstall Driver' then select 'Search from another location' paste in the directory click okay and see if it works!Good luck.
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I have no clue...I'm still trying to figure it out!!! I don't WANT TO DOWNLOAD IT ONTO A CD!!!! >=P
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julie cope answered
I need help mine is built in and I don't know how to install it any help and does every laptop have a webcam
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Try to follow the directions that tell you about it. They should be on the computer with the web cam
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I can't find find anything to tell me if my built in webcam is working or to turn it on I can't seem to use it on msn

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