If the web camera didn't come with a software disc, plug it in and see what happens.Most often, Windows recognizes it as new hardware and is able to use it.This is helpful when recording a webcast, a video diary, or chatting with friends or family.Find a clip that sits securely on top of your monitor, then position the webcam.Many times, hardware (including some webcams) doesn't have a disk with drivers.
Most webcams have a USB connection, a software disk for drivers, and a camera. Put the camera somewhere where you can see it and where it can see you.
The tradeoff is, a laptop PC is portable, so it's not a huge deal.
To use the software that came with the webcam, go to the Start Menu and browse to the webcam program, shown here as Logitech Webcam Software.
Go to Cameras or Imaging Devices, right-click the webcam, then select Update driver.
Walk through the wizard to see if Windows can find the drivers.