How to work the webcam and find the webcam on this computer
Hardware identification is a crucial step when researching or troubleshooting your computer. Additionally, hardware identification is required when updating the drivers for your hardware. You might have an occasion where you need to learn more information about your webcam. While Microsoft provides the drivers for most types and brands of webcams, sometimes the driver provided is outdated. You can find information about your webcam and update its drivers through the Windows Device Manager.
1 Load a "Run" dialog by simultaneously pressing the "Windows" and "R" buttons on your keyboard.
2 Type "Devmgmt.msc" (without quotes) in "Run," and click "OK." This opens "Windows Device Manager."
3 Click the arrow next to "Imaging devices" to expand a list of related hardware. Your webcam is listed by its name in this section. Continue reading to learn how to research further information about your webcam.
4 Right-click your webcam, and click "Properties." Look at the "Device Status" section. This area provides information regarding the status of your webcam. If the device has a problem, it will be noted here.
5 Click the "Driver" tab. This area contains the provider, date, and version number of the currently installed driver. If no driver is installed, it will be noted here. Click the "Update Driver" button, and follow the onscreen prompts to update your webcam's hardware-driver.
6 Access your webcam's main interface by typing "webcam" in the "Search" box on the "Start" menu and then pressing "Enter." Depending on the model, additional information and settings might be provided on this interface.
Dec 05, 2011 |
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