How to Install a Camera on My Laptop

by Ryan Maxwell
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With video conferencing and video webchat becoming more popular, a laptop with a webcam gives you the mobility to have video conferencing and video webchat from almost anywhere. Many laptops are offered with integrated webcams, but if your laptop doesn't have one, it doesn't mean that you can't still use a webcam with your laptop. Several webcam manufacturers offer webcams designed specifically for laptops and they can be installed without the need to make any modifications to your laptop.

Step 1

Set your laptop webcam in the desired location. The majority of webcams designed specifically for laptops allow you to clip them to the top of your laptop's LCD display, but webcams are available that have built-in stands or optional tripods.

Step 2

Insert the driver CD into your computer's optical drive and follow the on-screen instructions to install the webcam drivers and software.

Plug your webcam into an available USB port on your computer when prompted to do so.

Items you will need

  • USB laptop webcam
  • Webcam driver CD

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