Troubleshooting your webcam

You are trying to use a new webcam by plugging it into your USB port, but your new webcam software doesn’t find any cameras connected to your computer. Which of these Windows utilities would be the best source of information about your new webcam?

A) Control Panel / System

B) Device Manager

C) Disk Manager

D) msconfig

E) Super Duper Webcam Informationer

The answer: B) Device Manager

The Windows Device Manager is a central facility for all of your devices. The Device Manager can provide information on device status, driver versions, resource usage, and other information.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Devices.”

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