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Trying to get web cam to work.


bumpkin

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Hi, found an old webcam that I am trying to fix up, probably about 3 or 4 yrs old. No make on it but it used to work OK. XP Home sees it but asks for a driver, it is USB device. Shows with the yellow question mark in Device Manager but under Driver Details it says "No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device" it does not show in Scanners & Cameras either. Any ideas please.

Ray

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Nontek

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Have you fully Installed Skype?

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Nontek

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I am off to bed now, I will check to see if you have made any progress tomorrow.

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bumpkin

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Me too I was just about to say the same. Maybe not downloaded it properly but I did go through the Spanish Inquisition they required. Is that you in the photo? At present I cannot see the option screen that you have shown me in the link.

Ray

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Nontek

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Yes, that is I in the photo .... :-(

Try uninstalling Skype, then download it again from here enter link description here

re-install and try again, it is a great little program. Ignore the mentions of purchasing any part of it, they are for the more advanced user.

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bumpkin

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Hi again Nontek, I now have Skype set up and running, it looks interesting but I have only just started looking at it, not sure what it does or whether it is free, I need to do a bit of research. Regarding the webcam, plugged it into my Win 7 PC which said that it DID require a driver and then took me straight to the website which was quite impressive (not the site, the fact something worked for once) Copied the driver to a CD and was able to get the camera working on daughters machine plus she has Skype to play with. Many thanks for you help and advice.

Ray

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Nontek

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Great, don't worry, Skype is Free, I use it to speak to a friend up-North every day (I am down South).

I also video chat to an old friend in India, to relatives in USA and friends in Australia - all for Free!

If your daughters' friends also have Skype, she will have hours of fun with it.

Anyway, Well done ............. Cheers.

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