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I have a gateway m- series laptop, how do i use my webcam not sure how to use it or if i need to install it

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Normal 0 First, download SKYPE from this site ( http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/beta/ ) and install it. Then let all your family and friends know you’re on Skype and give them your ID. After they get on Skype and you know their ID's add them to you Contacts in Skype. After you connect up with them you can turn on the camera on so they can see you. Skype is a free download and free to converse by computer without paying and several people at a time.. It only costs if you call a telephone number from your computer while on Skype. Once you get the hang of it , you will enjoy it.

Hope this helps, Bud.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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