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My web cam no longer works

I have a windows 98 i had to switch over to yahoo messenger 9.0 now my web cam no longer works and in the new messenger i cant find where to click on for others to view. can you help? thank you

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Hello, what you can do is to reinstall your wed cam so it can work with the newer version of yahoo messenger. so insert the programming CD and follow the instructions.

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