Re: Webcam

I have a problem ...
I double clicked my sister address ( she is not online ) > Chat window appeared. Cannot find Video button.
I clicked menu at top right > found Video option, clicked it, and it said " Get a webcam " ?????

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Just came back with a HP Deluxe Webcam version 2.0, with 8 MP still picture resolution.
Plugged it in. System says " Your device is ready to use. "
I have not used the disc. provided by HP. Perhaps instructions needed to be read, i.e. owner's manual.
Clicked Live Messenger's menu > Tools > Audio and Video set up. Tested the settings > Finish.
Added my sister's address as contact.
Sent her an invitation, telling my webcam is installed.
What's next, or that's it ? Thank you.


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2 more questions, if you please.
1.) I have not asked my sister, since she has a built-in webcam, it is highly possible that she has been using it. What if she is not using Windows Live Messenger ?
2.) She does not have WLM and does not care to. Can she just install the Messenger?
She is using Vista Home Premium, Windows Mail. Her e-mail provider is Yahoo.


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Oh ?
Please elaborate.
My sister does not have WLM, only WM. But her laptop comes with built-in webcam. So, what should I do and what does she have to do ? She is using Vista Home premium, WM.

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Vista Home Premium, SP2, WLM 14.0.0726

Not sure which newsgroup to post this :
I intend to install a webcam on my laptop in order to keep in touch with my sister far away.
What do I need to know ? Do I have to activate another program i.e. messenger ?
When I installed my WLM, I did not install Messenger and other related programs.
I need to know enough to tell my sister who knows even less.
Thank you.

You can always use Skype. It's a freebie. I've used it to connect to my brother in NC, my step-kids in NH and MA, and my nephew in TX. Works pretty well.

SC Tom

Install and use Microsoft Windows Live Messenger with your webcam. Have your sister install the same program.

You don't have to install any software that came with the webcam for video communication.


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience & Security

In the main messenger window - where you sign in:

To the right of the search window you will find an icon that allows you to activate the menu bar. In the menu bar go to tools | audio and video setup. Start the process. Have your sister do the same, after she downloads the latest version of Windows Live Messenger.

When you are both online, double click on her name. The message window will appear. Now click on the video button at the top to initiate the video call.

Simple really!


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience & Security

For optimal performance both persons should be using the same program and version - whatever program it may be.

The new Windows live Messenger has newer functions that the older version does not. It is not intrusive at all. I would highly recommend that she install it. The old one will still be on her computer should she wish to use IT.


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience & Security

If your sister has Windows Live Messenger she has to do the same as you did.

Then you double click on her name - after she is online, You then click on the video button at the top of your messenger chat window. You will hear a ringing sound. She will get an invitation. At this point she has to choose either accept or reject.

If she accepts the call, you will both be able to see and hear each other. Remember that much is dependent upon web speed and the call is susceptible to the variances of the internet speed at the time.

I connect with a relative that uses a laptop. He can not do a video call with me from his favorite easy chair but it works fine if he moves to the dining room table. It's his wireless signal strength.


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience & Security


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