HP Compaq Web Cam Driver & Application For Windows 7

April 4th, 2010 | 37 Comments | Posted in Computers by dennis


For HP Compaq Laptop users, if you are migrating to Windows 7, then you need to have some of the drivers compatible to Windows 7.

If you see, unlike Windows XP, Windows 7 supports most of the basic devices with its inbuilt drivers like the sound card. And even if it doesn’t support the device, it tries to download the driver from the internet and installs automatically.

For the Web Camera, the driver can be directly downloaded using device manager of Windows unlike in the case of Acer Laptop PC where you need a different driver download. But the Web Cam needs an additional application to run. Here we have given both how to download the driver and the Web Cam application.

Note: Connect your Compaq PC to the Internet before performing these steps.

Downloading the driver:

Open Device manager. Right click on Computer and select properties. In the properties click Device manager.


Now Click on Scan for hardware changes button as shown below:



Under the Imaging devices section if your Web cam is already present then no need to download the driver. If it shows as an unrecognized device with a yellow exclamation symbol then, right click on it and select Update Driver Software…


Select Search automatically.


It will automatically download and install the Driver software to your Compaq PC.

Install Web Cam Application Software:

You have to download the Cyberlink YouCam application software to run your Web camera. You can download it from the official hp link:


Size: 49.5 MB

Extract it and install it. You can run your web cam and use it.

cyberlink youcam

The updating of the driver software is applicable to all the hardware devices in your computer. If any unrecognized device is found, then you can try updating the driver software.

The above given method has been tested successfully in Compaq Presario C783TU. Hope it will work for other models also. Any feedback can be posted as a comment below.

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37 Responses to “HP Compaq Web Cam Driver & Application For Windows 7”

  1. lewis Says:

    thanks… i will try it.. mine is a compaq c783tu laptop and i have installed windows 7 and my inbuilt webcam in not functioning………..

  2. reik Says:

    yeah..mine also got the same problem.
    same model of compaq with recent installed of win7.
    hope someone can help us..

  3. sharon Says:

    Hey my compaq 610 upgraded to win7.Also my device manager under “imaging devices” says ‘HP Webcam 2MP fixed’.But how can i use it.In my previous win xp i can access webcam inside my computer.But how in case of win7?Adobe photoshop doesnot importing from webcam or it doesnot found the device.Please give me a solution for this?

  4. kanhiya lal shukla Says:

    dear sir wecamera good

  5. indriani Says:

    it doesnt work for my aspire 4920. 🙁 win 7..
    it says camera not found..

  6. ross martin Says:

    im try to up grad ….thanks for your serv

  7. ross martin Says:

    nice program

  8. rawhide85 Says:

    Thanks Dennis for the Cyberlink YouCam v.1 link. Just did a fresh Win7 install on a Compaq CQ1 and everythings great! After install it auto-updated to v.2.3. 

  9. Raj Says:

    Hai friend,.When I do the automatic driver update it shows that “Windows was unable to install your unknow device”.But i have downloaded the you cam software n installed.The real problem i think that i have no video device driver.plz help me.My laptop model is Compaq presario c-794wu//….

  10. adrian Says:

    gracia… si funciono ya abre mi webcam

  11. devendar singh Says:

    i m fully satisfy from my webcam

  12. tasha Says:

    i followed all the steps yet still under imaging devices there is no camera device, im litrarly ripping my hair out, will someone help!!

  13. chhotelal Says:

    my computer is compaq presaria cq62 is not funtioning the mi web cam

  14. angocha Says:

    on the taskbar a small screen is not displayed while placing the cursor to the program

  15. effant Says:

    THX ,, best software drive to Hp compaq…

  16. devendar Says:


  17. amax Says:

    thanks brother…..

  18. Adriana Says:

    Worked perfectly! Recently had my hardrive replaced and lost all my software. Thanks so much!

  19. taaatt Says:

    tva XP

  20. Bablu Roy Says:

    I am using Compaq presario A900 and currently install window 7 but there is i am many problem i facing.
    1st – Webcam driver is not searching in Internet.
    Please send Link
    Bablu Roy
    +917407837463 (Kolkata)

  21. jagveer Says:

    this websitel really very helpfull for me

  22. AL GARCIA Says:

    Louie Hernandez stole my account record with my payment and placed my account name on the 15 day trial mode which has now expired,….so I paid for his cyberlink camera??? I was disconnected???

  23. AS Says:

    Hi. I tried following these steps, but my webcam isn’t even SHOWING under Imaging Devices nor is there an undetected device. I have a COMPAQ CQ45. Can someone help me out?

  24. ravi Says:

    my webcam

  25. Hudz Says:

    I have the same problem with AS… my webcam is not showing under Imaging devices. I am using presario C700.. Please help me.. Thank you.

  26. Bernie Says:

    Hi thanks for the info it worked a treat for me no my hp compaq been trying for ages to get it working…. Many thanks

  27. ali Says:


  28. ahrjay Says:

    im looking for an installer for my webcam…im using a presario cq 40..please help..

  29. ahrjay Says:

    ei..i need help…im using a presario cq 40 and my webcam is not installed…where do i get the installer? 

  30. amirin king Says:

    it doesnt work,,,,priben kiye,,kumaha euy 

  31. Geovany Says:

    muchas gracias;D me funciono de maravilla en mi compaq presario CQ56

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  33. Ramesh Says:

    Dear Friends, for a week i have been trying to install webcam driver for my Compaq 610 ( Windows 7), but while installing it fails, i downloaded and tried from many drivers but unable to install successfully, please help me,

  34. Uday Says:

    Hi frineds, When I try to install webcam driver software, coming err “Can’t load SKUtil.dll” please help me how to solve this..

  35. Eddie Reed Says:

    Thanks great piece of work ,my presario a900 webcam now works on w7

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  37. spongebob Says:

    but I couldn’t find a yellow exclamation symbol ……
    what can I do ???? 🙁

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