Installing a web camera is very simple; the following is the step by step approaches to the same. To install a webcam you need to buy one. Every web cameras will come with its own installation manual. Sit and read the installation manual carefully.
Create a system restore point in your personal computer, so that in case of any mess up you can back up your data safely. Install the cameras software shared to you in a DVD drive or CD freecam drive as said in the manual. You can also check on the Internet for the latest version of the webcams driver.
Most of the latest operating systems come with inbuilt drivers for webcams. Sometimes it will be easy plug and play. Most of the webcams come with USB connectivity to make it interoperable across multiple personal commuter vendors.
Once you have installed the driver for the webcam restart your computer then plug in the web camera. Then browse for any messengers over the Internet and then configure the same for your web camera. Then login into the messenger service then turn on your webcam for live video camera chat.
Most of the messengers will automatically detect the settings for the connected camera and configure itself. Otherwise we need to follow the instructions provided in the messengers for configuring the web camera. Since the camera comes with USB connectivity, operating systems like windows XP and windows 7 by default has the drivers so thus it makes life easy for the user to install webcam.