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Hi i have a dell built in webcam it works on msn to other people but it wont let me take any pictures!! i really need to fix it please let me know how to do it, thanks form danielle

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Bar and hit ENTER;

http://www.free-codecs.com/AMCap_download.htm

to download the Free AMCAP Video Capture Program.
AMCap v9.20
AMCap is a small yet fully functional video capture application compatible with Microsoft
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program.
AMCap is a small and effective piece of software and definitely worth trying.
Hope this will help. Bud

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