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    web cam. Where's the driver?

    Have been given a cheapo web cam with no documentation or installation cd. Managed to find the manufacturer web site and locate and download the driver, but the web site is poor as no other instructions or sensible FAQ's could be found. mikoni When I run the saved downloaded file it installs ok but the when I connect the cam it cant find the driver. I thought I could install the driver manually from device manager but I dont know where to find the driver on my computer. I thought it would be in windows system folder but cant see it there. Where do you think windows puts the driver and how do I find it? I realise the sensible thing to do is ditch it and go and buy a new web cam but this is a bit of a challenge now to see if I can get it working.

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    Re: web cam. Where's the driver?

    Well there's a strange thing....just tried again and the "found new hardware wizard" had another look and lo and behold....found and installed everything. And the cam works, sorry for taking up lounge space <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

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    Re: web cam. Where's the driver?

    I'm happy for you - I had JUST visited that Chinese web site and was gonna write to ask you if the cam is USB attached. Most of my experience with USB installations has been software first, reboot and attach hardware. Eureka. Good that you got it.

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    Re: web cam. Where's the driver?

    Thanks. I think you have the important word in your reply REBOOT, I spent ages last night trying to figure it out but the when I tried again this morning after posting my first message it all woent ok, and of course this was after a reboot from shutdown last night!

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