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Hi somecraic, some webcam are plug and play and comes with driver, just plug the usb connector to your pc usb port and your pc start to install new found hardware, and when the installation wizard window come out, and when it ask for the driver, insert driver, just follow the instruction. And when its done, open your skype, click the video and its done.

Otherwise, best thing to do is check your manufacturers website for FAQs.

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Did you select the webcam in the drop down list in Skype? Tools>Options> Under General Settings>Video Settings>Select the webcam>Save

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8. Check Automatically receive video... from anyone or only people in my Contact List check box.
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