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Old 06-08-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I have a new HP laptop and my sister and I want to chat by means of our webcams and microphones however I have no idea at all how to find or turn them on. I have read the lousy user guide I printed off the HP site but all it tells me to do is go to START, Programs and Help & Support. From there I can find absolutely nothing about how to engage that equipment. Anybody???
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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You'll need a client to do this, I suggest Skype.


www.skype.com

You will both need to download the client, make skype ID, and then add eachother to your contact list. The free version is perfectly fine.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Actually, my sister told me that we can use Google Talk. But I can't even find anywhere in my list of programs any reference at all to the webcam/microphone. I don't even know how to turn it/them on.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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That's because you don't turn them on and off. If properly configured, when you run your IM/chat software and initiate a call or session, the software your using (skype) will activate the cam and mic.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Actually, my sister told me that we can use Google Talk. But I can't even find anywhere in my list of programs any reference at all to the webcam/microphone. I don't even know how to turn it/them on.
If you don't have it installed, it won't be in your list of programs...

Google Chat - Chat with family and friends

Pretty sure you're going to need a gmail account.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That's because you don't turn them on and off. If properly configured, when you run your IM/chat software and initiate a call or session, the software your using (skype) will activate the cam and mic.
This is exactly the kind of advice I was looking for. Thanks for telling me this!
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I bought this HP G4 computer last week, so far I like it. I didn't like that Best Buy had no interest in telling me anything about its operation at all, unless I paid them $169 for a 1 year service plan.

If I knew how to help you with your request I would but I still learning myself. Good Luck
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