How to Connect a Webcam

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A webcam can be set up and installed on a computer using the manufacturer's disc or following the instructions on the manufacturer's website to download the drivers needed to load the camera. Learn how to set up your webcam with the advice of a computer hardware professional in this free video on computer hardware basics.

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Hi, I'm Ron Chase with pahrumpauction.com located in Pahrump, Nevada. This is my shop, come on in. Today I'm going to show you how to install a Web camera on your PC. If you have the manufacturer's disc, insert the disc in the computer's disc drive and follow all the on-screen instructions. If you do not have a disc you can also go to the manufacturer's website. I'm using this camera right here created by Creative Labs. So we'll go to the Internet and we'll go to creativelabs.com and if you look on the bottom of the camera also find a model number CT6840. So on most manufacturer's websites you can look for the drivers you need to load the camera. In this case there's a support option; once the page loads I can choose my products and sometimes you can just type in the model number. Web cameras; I hadn't seen it right here so here's an option to click if your product is not listed. Once you find your camera, click on the downloads and download the drivers. So in some computers there'll be a USB to plug in front of your computer; but on this particular computer it's located in the back. Once the camera's plug in, the new hardware wizard starts to run and just follow the on-screen prompts to install the new hardware. The drivers are finish installing and now the camera is ready to work.

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