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I recently found a (microsoft hd camara)for a computer and tried making it work so i could video chat through facebook but it said doing so could be harmful to my computer.
POP ups could be an old outdated webcam i frequently have similar or same pop ups.
If you are concerned it might really damage your computer have a close look at the webcam see if there is any external damage (open wires) the only thing it could damage are the drivers
Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp
Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
tick in either windows software or the all software box.
If you don't have or cant find the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
It might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: This will find all of your outdated drivers
This program will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.
Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.
But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.
Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c
Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
Go to Facebook and log into your account.
Click the "Profile" tab.
Click the "Video" link in the "Status" menu.
Select the "Record a Video" option. For privacy reasons, Facebook requests permission to access your webcam and microphone.
Check the box next to "Allow" and click "Close."
You will appear in real time on the Facebook webcam window.
Position yourself in front of the webcam and click the red "Record" button to begin recording your new video. When you're finished, press the "Stop" button.
Posted on Apr 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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