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Windows 7: Where do I find a webcam for my laptop?

30 Dec 2014   #1
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Where do I find a webcam for my laptop?

Hi there.
I did a clean install of Windows 7 a few weeks ago. I just noticed that I don't seem to have a
webcam or quick cam on my laptop anymore. There is nothing under accessories.
I'm not sure what I need to do.
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.


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30 Dec 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Notebooks usually have the Webcam built into the frame around the display panel, probably at the top. Since you did the 'clean install' you probably need to get the drivers for the Webcam from the manufacturer's site. You show HP in your System Specs.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Notebooks usually have the Webcam built into the frame around the display panel, probably at the top. Since you did the 'clean install' you probably need to get the drivers for the Webcam from the manufacturer's site. You show HP in your System Specs.
Yes, I know they are built in. That's why I'm a confused. Thanks for the reply. So I would just need drivers then? I should have said webcam drivers...silly me.
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30 Dec 2014   #4
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Notebooks usually have the Webcam built into the frame around the display panel, probably at the top. Since you did the 'clean install' you probably need to get the drivers for the Webcam from the manufacturer's site. You show HP in your System Specs.
Yes, I know they are built in. That's why I'm a confused. Thanks for the reply. So I would just need drivers then?
Yup, just go here and you should find your driver software for the webcam:

Software & driver downloads HP 2000-150CA Notebook PC | HP® Support
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30 Dec 2014   #5
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Notebooks usually have the Webcam built into the frame around the display panel, probably at the top. Since you did the 'clean install' you probably need to get the drivers for the Webcam from the manufacturer's site. You show HP in your System Specs.
Yes, I know they are built in. That's why I'm a confused. Thanks for the reply. So I would just need drivers then?
Yup, just go here and you should find your driver software for the webcam:

Software & driver downloads HP 2000-150CA Notebook PC | HP® Support
OK. Thanks for the reply.
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31 Dec 2014   #6
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Hi there. I need a little more help.
I decided to check my PC again for the webcam. I went to device manager. It tells me I have a HP Web Cam - 101.
It also says drivers are up to date. What I am not understanding... I can not find the cam on my PC.
There is no web cam icon in accessories. I type in the name to search for it and nothing comes up. I'm not getting it???


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31 Dec 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Various programs can use the Webcam such as Skype. Might check here if you want a program to install:
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.U_ahtjFv3JI
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31 Dec 2014   #8
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Various programs can use the Webcam such as Skype. Might check here if you want a program to install:
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.U_ahtjFv3JI
Hi Berton. thanks for the reply. Yes, I know various programs use the webcam. I not getting why I can't find it on my PC when it says I have one???
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31 Dec 2014   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go into Control Panel/click on Device Manager/see if lists imaging devices.
That's where mine was located.
THW
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31 Dec 2014   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

What happens when you try this webcam test?

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