Posts Tagged ‘device-manager’

How to Disable the Webcam on a Windows PC

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I wonder if this works better than putting a piece of duct tape over the camera lens and sticking a stereo speaker in front of the mic?

Many mobile computers have webcams built-in nowadays so that users can use it for communication. Webcams can be used to video chat for instance using programs such as Skype. While that is great for users who use it for that, others who never use a webcam may want to consider disabling it on the system instead.


How to Update Hardware Drivers in Windows

Friday, April 29th, 2011

This is a very helpful article … and the author also makes a good point about checking to make sure that you’re not “updating” to an older version of each driver.

A driver, or hardware driver, is needed so that computer devices like the mouse, monitor or video card, can communicate with the operating system. The Windows operating system ships with a huge number of drivers, which means that some users do not have to install a single third party driver to get all of their hardware properly working during and after installation.