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#1 Condobloke


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:11 AM

G'day...drama....webcam wont install. Usb type. No CD. plug it in. message says...this device can run faster. i ignore this. No other messages. i click on 'my webcam' in yahoo....a window pops up saying..'mywebcam(user name)...broadcasting......It is not braodcasting...becausethere is no pic on this screen.
I downloaded a driver from
and that did nothing......also this program would not uninstall and i had to do a system restore. grrrrrrrr.
what the hell am i doing wrong?
I really did think that windows would install it for me !!.......no such luck !
Something which should be simple.....is turning into a nightmare.

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#2 s1lents0ul


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:52 AM

Hello Condobloke;

External Webcams come with the Drivers for it to work on a CD. Since you have no CD, windows usually has a window that pops up when a new USB device is plugged into the computer, saying that it wants to install drivers, choose a location or let it try to locate drivers through its online repository. Try using that method, let windows do the work. Downloading the incorrect drivers wont help, and if there zipped in a format you cant un-zip they dont do you any good.

What is the model of the webcam you have, we can help look online for them.

message says...this device can run faster. i ignore this. No other messages

I have never had a USB device tell me this, I'm not sure what exactly it is trying to have you do. It seems that it has allready done the automatic recognition of teh device if its saying it knows what to do to make it faster...im not sure. The model of your webcam will help greatly.

Edited by s1lents0ul, 26 August 2010 - 09:55 AM.


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