What is the storage on the camera? If an SD card it is far easier to get a card reader (about £5, ASDA etc) then download from that. Do you have any photo software? A good free one is Paint.net see: Paint.net
Not sure what you mean by viewing through the camera lens? BTW do format SD cards on the camera, not on the PC
F.B: I do have Skype,,,, but no longer use it (never learnt really).
Rick: It doesn't show up in Computer.
J.B: Its a simple plug0in usb video camera, no memory, cards,
I do understand about formatting - not an issue here. Most remote items are formatted to FAT/FAT32,,,,, whereas my machine is NTSF - so I do have to watch for that.
Viewing through the lens: I was hoping to plug the unit in, it becomes 'live' & I can see what the lens see's, on my monitor.
I seem to have an infection in my ear, & I wanted to try looking at it via this camera.
To use a web cam as a live camera you need to install a webcam program. There are several free ones around but a simple one is AMCap.exe the early versions of which are free and at 92KB not a very large program.; Check on Google for a download.
Just a point, will your webcam focus down to the short distance you would need to look in your ear in any detail or have a good enough resolution.