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Windows 7 webcam

I have Windows 7 enterprise and have a webcam built into my laptop.  What free software is available can I use to access it?
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rindi

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thats nice software but for some reason the video is distorted and sound is bad. I tried everything but I also want software I can record video and take pictures? Any other software? Thanks.
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Obaid ur Rehman

You can try ManyCam. It has limited features in free version
https://download.manycam.com

Your laptop provider might have Webcam software offered to you for free.
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nobus

what model laptop is it?
many have software for it that allows you to do what you want
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Jackie Man

Goto Device Manager and give details of your webcam.
Joe Winograd

There is plenty of information to confirm an answer. The question is:

What free software is available can I use to access it [a webcam built into my laptop]?

I can confirm with absolute certainty that the apps in these posts are able to access a webcam, as I have personally used them:
https:#a41724038
https:#a41724048
https:#a41724072
https:#a41724205

It's also likely that the program in this post can do it, although I haven't used it (perhaps the poster can confirm that for us):
https:#a41724065

Regards, Joe
Obaid ur Rehman

Joe,

I haven't tested ManyCam personally.
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Joe Winograd

OK, thanks for the comment, Obaid. That means my recommendations for closing are:
https:#a41724038
https:#a41724048
https:#a41724072
https:#a41724205
Regards, Joe
Jackie Man

Without the feedback from author, I object to close of this question in accepting any comments as solution.

Delete this question is the only choice.
Jackie Man

The author is not asking for generic solution for a web cam software, but one which will work for his computer.

If there is a problem of the device or the device driver... the video is distorted and sound is bad... no web cam software will work and hence, there is no solution.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Joe Winograd

I disagree with Jackie Man's last two comments.
rindi

The asker asked for software that works with cameras, and they all work provided you have the drivers installed and the camera is functional. So the Question was answered.