Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
So your webcam will not work. You can't "Find it" and you don't know what to do. Well, what you need to do, is first, one MUST find out, if the device shows up in "Device Manager". It should show up as "PC Camera". or "PCI Device" If it isn't then try to "Rescan Devices" now,.. hopefully, it IS in Device Manager. NOW, we have to install the "Driver" for it. So, either you have it on CD/DVD or you have downloaded it from the Manufacturers Web Site. In any event, if necessary Un-compress to a Directory, then, Install the Drivers. Remember to install as administrator, If it wont install correctly, then, try going to Device Manager, and right click on the PC Camera, right click, and select "Update Drivers" show it where to look, "in the Dir or place you un-compressed it to" they should be recognized and they should now install. Now to test, if you have successfully installed your webcam, well, you need to know if it is working? Here is a program to "Show" the picture. Download AMCAP2. This is a DirectX based software, and usually works with all windows. from here http://en.softonic.com/s/amcap-2.0-webcam Again run Amcap2 as Administrator.
Simply double click the Amcap2.exe, and then you should be able to choose your web camera from under the Devices Tab, Click on it, & Check to choose it. Then go to the "Preview" tab and Check that too, so now you can see image. There, you now know your camera is A OK, and now you can set about setting it up for "Other" applications, Skype,WebChat etc.
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