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Just bought an Advent 5401 laptop. cant get the webcam to work.there is no program to use it or any kind of help in the box it came in. it runs on vista.

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Chances are you may need to get a driver for this device.. and depending how old the device is and how streamline it is.. you may or may net get the driver... google the name of the webcam and add the words "vista driver" to see if a driver is avaliable online or you may want to try the webcam manufacturer website to see if they have made the driver avaliable on their website. I found the driver for vista for and old webcam for a customer checking on forums related to that webcam.

good luck!

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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