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Plug in webcam
Visit this page, using Internet Explorer only !!
Make sure your webcam is displayed and allow time for control software to download onto your computer
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html
Once your webcam is working here, you know its compatible with Yahoo and you can make your settings.
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it.
Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, or disable/enable them webcam in Device Manager.

INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK

TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start.

DEFAULT WEBCAM
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

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