How do you use a webcam?

The first step is to get the necessary drivers and applications installed. Read the instructions that came with it. Usually this is only a matter of plugging the camera into your computer and putting the CD in. The CD should autorun and install everything itself. But read the manual if you get stuck.

Most camera's come with the software needed, usually you will find after the CD has autorun there will be some icons on your desktop. That's the software, and probably one or two other things as well.

If you want to chat to people online with your camera, try using MSN. It should automatically detect your camera settings and then its just a matter of the other person accepting your invitation to use webcam.

If you just want to take pictures and do some small recordings then the applications that came with the camera should be sufficient.