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Im trying to turn on my camera on the computer

How do i turn it on

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More info? Like what operating system? Have you ever used the web cam? Each Operating system is a little different so some names or details might be slightly different. Should be easy to find either way.

1.Assuming you are running Vista or newer my first action would be to hit the Start button and in the search box located there type camera. It should pop up with a few options for camera. One of which being how to turn it on.
2.If it is not there go to your control panel.
3.Once in the Control Panel select the option "Devices and Printers"
4.In the "Devices and Printers" menu you can access any of the hardware devices located on your computer. In the list of options you will see "scanners and Camera's". Click on that.
5.If you do not see your webcam there than it is not installed on your computer. However if it is there you should be able to double click on it and turn it on or off.NOTE:This will not allow you to just take a picture or shoot a video from there! If you want to take photo's with your machine you need to use it through some kind of software. Here is a link to a wide variety of FREE Web Cam software
http://en.softonic.com/s/webcam-image-capture-software

Copy and Paste in your browser and have fun!
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