What is ‘Webcam driver’ in Windows 10?
In this post, we are going to discuss on “How to download or reinstall Webcam driver for Windows 10”. You will be guided with easy steps to get latest update for your camera/webcam driver. Let’s starts the discussion.
Webcam Drivers: Webcam is well known device for modern computer users and technophiles. This device is used for video-conferencing the world over on messaging program like Skype or Yahoo Instant Messenger. For webcam to work through the programs, or at all for that matter, it is necessary to install translational program known as Webcam drivers in your computer.
Depending on your webcam model you have attached to your Windows computer, Webcam driver must be installed in your computer properly. For example, if you have logitech webcam c270 model attached into Windows 10 64-bit computer, then Logitech Webcam driver for Windows 10 64-bit must be installed. Webcam driver is important software acts as mediator between your webcam/camera device and operating system installed in your computer. So, you should make sure driver for your webcam is properly installed and is up-to-date to latest version.
If Webcam driver is missing/corrupt:
As mentioned, webcam driver is necessary software for your webcam device in Windows computer. Missing, corrupted/outdated or incompatible webcam driver can cause issues with webcam like ‘Webcam not working’, ‘Webcam not recognized’ or other webcam related issues. With problematic webcam driver, if you try to use Camera App, Skype or programs in your Windows 10, then you might face your webcam is not functioning properly or cause some webcam/camera error. So, webcam driver update is necessary in order to fix driver compatibility issue or issue with webcam driver.
It is possible to check the status of webcam driver in Windows 10 build-in ‘Device Manager’ utility. Usually, webcam/camera device is appeared under ‘Imaging Devices’ or ‘Cameras’ category in Device Manager. When you see your webcam device is showing ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on it in Device Manager, then driver update or reinstall is necessary. It is possible to get latest updates for your webcam driver with our instructions. Let’s go for the solution.
How to Download and install Webcam driver for Windows 10?
Some webcams are plug & play device and install required drivers in computer automatically when it attached to computer. In Windows 10, when you connect your webcam, the corresponding webcam driver automatically be installed in your computer. if your computer fails to install webcam driver, then you can download and install the driver using below steps.
Step 1: At first, you should note down your webcam model name/number that could help you to download the driver for it.
Step 2: Open your browser and visit your webcam manufacture website. For example, if you have Logitech webcam c270, then you need to go to Logitech Driver Support page for the driver
Step 3: On the opened page, search for Webcam driver for Windows 10 according to your webcam model and operating system version like Windows 32-bit or 64-bit, and download the driver accordingly.
Step 4: Once downloaded, find and double-click on Downloaded driver setup file and follow on-screen instructions to finish installation.
Step 5: Once installed, restart your computer to see the changes and check if you can use your webcam in Windows 10 without any issue.
How to update or reinstall webcam driver in Windows 10?
You can also try to install webcam driver update through Device Manager in Windows 10. Or you can uninstall the current webcam driver version and then reinstall the latest & compatible driver version in order fix any issue with webcam.
Uninstall and reinstall Webcam driver in Windows 10:
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: In Device Manager, expand ‘Imaging Devices’ or ‘Cameras’, or ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ device category
Step 3: Find and right-click on your webcam device and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall and after that, restart your computer
Step 4: Restarting computer will automatically reinstall webcam driver in computer. Or you can also follow above method to install the latest webcam drivers
Step 5: Once done, restart your computer again to see the changes and check if it works for you.
Update webcam driver in Windows 10:
Step 1: Repeat ‘step 1 and step 2’ of above method to see your webcam device in Device Manager
Step 2: Right-click on your webcam and select ‘Update Driver’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish update process. Once done, restart your computer to see the changes
Download or reinstall webcam driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to get latest update for all Windows drivers including webcam drivers with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. You can get this tool through button/link below.
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I am sure this post helped you on How to download or reinstall Webcam driver for Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.