Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition GN45

  scubatony11 14:32 13 Jul 2018

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition which I purchased new with XP pre-installed. I am giving this laptop away to my girlfriends son who has Cancer we don't know how long he has, but would like to make his last few days / months memorable so that he can in touch / Skype with his old buddies. He can't work because of his condition. The reason for this thread is that I am searching and searching for a driver for the "webcam". I have done numerous searches and you get all these sites saying "oh we have the free drivers for you" you wade through all the menus etc. only to find that they ultimately want money from you thereby negating the word "free" that they originally used". Something that I found out is that Packard Bell does not exist anymore it is now run by Acer. If you go on the Packard Bell website and do a search it draws a blank. I have now installed Windows 7 Professional and Office 2010 Professional. Any help would be much appreciated.

  beeuuem~2 14:46 13 Jul 2018

I'm sorry to hear about your GFs son, life is very unfair.

Which webcam are you using? The make and model may allow help to be given to get it working.

  scubatony11 15:04 13 Jul 2018

Thanks for the reply. It is the "inbuilt one" in the lid. I have just done a Google image search for "packard bell easynote gn45" and you will get the idea

  beeuuem~2 15:12 13 Jul 2018

I only thought it might be built in after posting.
two heads are better than one - sometimes! I'll look

  beeuuem~2 15:26 13 Jul 2018

It seems to be a common problem. At click here if you scroll down to webcam drivers they list two options - 32 or 64 bit versions. Another site says that Bison were the original drivers Worth a try and they are free.

  scubatony11 15:28 13 Jul 2018

These details are taken from the sticker underneath.

Make = Packard Bell Model = EasyNote Skype edition GN45

P/N PB62Q02701 S/N 107866730130

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:32 13 Jul 2018

usb 2 webcam driver for PB EN GN45 click here have downloaded and check for malware no problems found.

  scubatony11 15:35 13 Jul 2018

Just tried that thanks BUT I get the message; is unsafe to download and was blocked by Smartscreen Filter

  scubatony11 15:36 13 Jul 2018

Ooops I forgot it is a 32 bit version

  scubatony11 15:37 13 Jul 2018

Fruit Bat /\0/\ the unsafe does not relate to your post

  scubatony11 15:40 13 Jul 2018

[]Fruit Bat /\0/[1] your post

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