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    Hey everyone!

    I have a new Toshiba laptop with a built-in webcam... but I can't seem to find any software to even use the webcam. The only time I can get it to work is through MSN Messenger, and that's not what I want to use it for. Does anyone know what program I should be looking for that might have come on my computer along with it, or is there a software I can download to use with it? I'd like to record videos and take pictures with it...

    If anyone can help, that would be very much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Using my built-in webcam... with no software? Help!

    download a photo like program like this one http://photoboof.com/ or just google webcam photo program and look for one.
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    vista or xp?? if vista go to run and type amcap make a shortcut for it and try that
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    Default Re: Using my built-in webcam... with no software? Help!

    This is a good alternative.

    http://www.yawcam.com/

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    Default Re: Using my built-in webcam... with no software? Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    This is a good alternative.

    http://www.yawcam.com/
    I plan on putting that on my laptop.

    Have you, or anyone else, had any problems? I used the Logitech software that came with a notebook camera I bought on Ebay and it wasn't very stable and caused havoc to my system. Way too many processes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiker View Post
    I plan on putting that on my laptop.

    Have you, or anyone else, had any problems? I used the Logitech software that came with a notebook camera I bought on Ebay and it wasn't very stable and caused havoc to my system. Way too many processes.
    That's what was recommended for ThinkPad Vista users when Lenovo hadn't released the Vista webcam drivers yet. I've never read any complaints about it.

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    Great, thanks. If it works well with Vista I imagine it'll work with XP!

    PS If I install the software first will I need to download any drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    That's what was recommended for ThinkPad Vista users when Lenovo hadn't released the Vista webcam drivers yet. I've never read any complaints about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiker View Post
    Great, thanks. If it works well with Vista I imagine it'll work with XP!

    PS If I install the software first will I need to download any drivers?
    As long as you have the webcam driver (I'm sure you do; it's built-in), the program should detect your webcam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    As long as you have the webcam driver (I'm sure you do; it's built-in), the program should detect your webcam.
    Oh cool, thanks. Go Sox!
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