In this post, we are going to discuss on how to download or reinstall HP Webcam Driver in Windows 10 and once driver installed, you can use your HP Webcam for capturing photos, recording videos and other purposes that you can webcam supports. Without webcam driver, you can’t capture a single picture in your device.
What is HP Webcam Driver?
Webcam driver is essential software to communicate your webcam/camera device (Hardware) and operating System installed in your computer. For example, if you have HP w100 Webcam belongs to HP-Brand connected to Windows 10 64-bit OS based computer, then HP webcam driver for Windows 10 64-bit must be installed in your device according to your webcam model and Operating System version.
HP webcam driver package includes webcam driver and utility software, where the driver acts as mediator between webcam (hardware) and Operating System version, while HP webcam software offers you can capture photos, record videos and manage & control your HP webcam in Windows device.
Some webcams are ‘plug & play’ camera model and installs driver for webcam automatically when connected to computer, while some webcams models need a driver to be installed first before you are able to use the webcam.
If you are unable to access your webcam in Windows 10, then at first you need check if webcam is properly connected to your device. If HP webcam (hardware) is in good condition and its driver is also properly in installed but still you are facing HP webcam not working, and then camera privacy setting can be one possible reasons behind this.
If your camera privacy settings are not enabled for specific app like Skype, then you can’t access your camera through this app. In such case, you need to change your camera privacy settings and allow specific app like Skype to access your camera/webcam.
However, you can check the status of your HP Webcam Driver in ‘Device Manager’ of Windows 10 and check if it is properly installed. If it shows ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on it, then you need to download or reinstall driver update for HP Webcam in your device. Let’s go for the solution.
How to reinstall or update HP Webcam Driver in Windows 10?
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: In the opened ‘Device Manager’, locate and expand ‘Imaging Devices’ category
Step 3: Right-click on your HP Webcam like ‘HP Webcam-101’ and select ‘Update Driver Software…’
Step 4: Select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’
Step 5: Follow on-screen instructions to finish installation
Step 6: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.
How to download and reinstall HP Webcam Driver in Windows 10?
Step 1: Open your browser and visit ‘HP Customer Support – Software and Driver Downloads’ page
Step 2: In the ‘Let’s identify your product to get started’ page, select your computer type, type of model name of your computer, and click on ‘Submit’.
Step 3: Look for your driver for your HP Webcam and download it
Step 4: Now, double-click on ‘Setup file’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish installation process
Step 5: One done, please check if it works.
As mentioned, you can get the HP Webcam Driver in Windows 10 device through manufacturer’s official site or you can update the webcam driver through ‘Device Manager’. Updating webcam driver fixes any bugs related to your webcam and enhances performances. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.