how do i turn my webcam on? (21914 Views)
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how do i turn my webcam on?

I can not find out how to turn on my webcam.

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Re: how do i turn my webcam on?

Welcome to the Forum.


First off.. Make sure you have a webcam.


Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Imaging Devices   -- -- Look for a Webcam!


Turn on Your Webcam:

You need to install Skype or something similar


You need some software.


Webcam Software Options from HP:

Usually YouCam (Windows 7) or maybe MediaSmart (some Windows 7 and Vista)



You can search for the Webcam Software on your system:

Start --> on the bottom, at the Search box, type "YouCam" or "MediaSmart" (no quotes) and see if you have the software.

If you find it, click on it!


If you don't find the software on your computer, then read on...


You need to tell us what kind of system and OS you have...

OR you can help your self here:


  • Pick which kind of Notebook (hardware) you have, enter the exact model...
  • click around and go to your software and drivers page.
  • Look for a catagory something like "Multimedia" (or just open them all and search through).
  • Look for the YouCam or the Media Smart software.
  • Click on it - download it - Double click on it to install it and then open it to use it.


Also... read, read, read.  There are lots of posts on the forum on webcams - lots of good information here!  Just enter "webcam" in the search box and start reading.


Good Luck.


Kind Regards,
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Re: how do i turn my webcam on?

i nned help turning on my webcam?

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Re: how do i turn my webcam on?

Which command(s) in the control panel do I select make the web cam come on?

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Re: how do i turn my webcam on?

How do i turn my webcam on ?

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Re: how do i turn my webcam on?

i can not find how to turn on my webcam 

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