How to Turn on the Webcam for an HP Pavilion Dv7 Notebook PC

By Jason Taetsch

The HP Pavilion DV7 Notebook PC includes the HP Quick Play software that provides access to the additional entertainment features of your computer. The software opens DVD, games, video and music functions and can also be used to control the Webcam if you have one installed. Use Quick Play to turn on the web cam to capture video directly from your computer camera.

Step 1

Click "Start" and type "quickplay" into the search field. Click "QuickPlay" from the results list.

Step 2

Click the "Media Library" icon in the Quick Play interface that appears.

Step 3

Double-click the "Webcam" option from the "Source" section to turn on the Webcam function.

Step 4

Click the "Record" button to begin capturing video with the webcam.