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HP Pavilion g 7 Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Never used webcam.  What is it?  How do I use it?

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Hi @SUZY18


Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you with the Webcam.


Take a moment to visually inspect the top of your computer's display. If your computer has a webcam, you should see a small lens in the top center, above the screen. Some models do not come with a webcam and the area where the webcam would normally reside is replaced by a small plastic plug.

NOTE: Often, there are small holes near the top center of your display. These holes are for the microphone or other sensors and do not contain a webcam.

  • If your computer does not have a built-in webcam, you must use an external USB webcam.
  • If your computer has a built-in webcam and you cannot use it, continue to the next step to find webcam software.


Image: Webcam location replaced by a plug 

 If your computer came with a built-in webcam, you can use the Camera app to record and share webcam video. The Camera app comes preinstalled on Windows 10 computers. It is also available to download for free in the Windows Store for Windows 10 and Windows 8.

In the search box on the taskbar, search for and open Camera.


Click 'Camera' in the search results


You may also refer to this document


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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