How to Install an HP Web Camera

by Ian Moore

A webcam makes it easier for people to make and share videos with friends and family. Chatting is more personal because the person's face can now be seen. Installation of an HP web camera is simple and does not require any hard work. This is important to anyone whom just bought an HP computer and wants to figure out how to install and activate a web camera.

How to Install an HP Web Camera

Go to the "Start" menu and "Control Panel" and click on "Device Manager. Proceed to "Imaging Devices" and "HP Webcam."

Click on the "Driver" tab. Update the driver. Click "Search Automatically" for updated driver software.

Open "Quick Play" and click on the music, video and picture icon on the bottom of the screen.

Under "Source" click "USB Video Device." Your webcam should be activated. Press the red button on the bottom of the screen to record video. Press it once more to stop. Click on the camera icon to take a snap shot image.

Go to "Public," "Public Videos" and "HP Webcam" to view your videos. Go to "Public," and "Public Pictures" to view your pictures.

Items you will need

About the Author

Ian Moore is a student pursuing an associate degree in music and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Moore has been a writer for more than 10 years. He holds a TESOL certification and has taught English abroad. Moore has published work for Transitions Abroad.

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