How difficult is it to set up video conferencing?

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  1. Anak's Avatar
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       #21

    Some history.
    I had a bios update back in the middle of December and I've learned when you do a bios update with anything lenovo it sets the hotkey function in bios/config to disabled but enabling it still didn't help, well it did, a little. After enabling the hotkey function in bios all the Fn keys except for the ones I wanted; i.e. camera-F8, and mic-F4 became operational.

    I've run the keyboard troubleshooter - Issues not present, Keyboard key checker - all keys work, I've tried a myriad of key combos and windows - lenovo vantage settings to no avail.
    I've even found that there's a hdware enhancement package that might work but when I try to search for the driver the result is "no results". Then I look in device manager and any driver related to the cam or mic is microsoft's.

    I'll keep looking and if I find a solution I'll post back, meanwhile see the next paragraph for my workaround.

    @Callender; I looked at webcam on-off and have put installing on hold for now. My workaround is to pin the cam and mic setting(s) to the start page/productivity panel that way I don't have to drill into/down the settings main window.

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    I'm working with system one in "My Computers" and to get to the BIOS of this Lenovo ideapad 110 151SK I have to either restart or shutdown and power up the system and when I see the Lenovo splash screen immediately press and hold the F2 key.
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    I can't really help with that except to say that the keyboard/ webcam/ sound drivers that should work as intended would be the ones from the computer manufacturer's website. If those drivers have ever been updated then it could cause problems.

    laptops and netbooks :: 100 series :: 110 15iskcontentdetail - US

    I never mess about with these things without a system image backup.
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  3. Anak's Avatar
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       #23

    Yes I can see a lot of soul searching, do I or don't I?

    Part of the problem is I don't know if the drivers were updated recently or not. One thing I've noticed is when I look in device manager under the driver tab/digitally signed some of those microsoft/windows-update drivers will say Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher for the camera and for the mic it just has Microsoft Windows wouldn't that mean the cam driver is more compatible than the mic driver? But then it's years older than the mic driver.

    I guess at some point you have to decide if all the angst is worth trying to make something easier, I'm gonna stick with my workaround and see how it does once I really start using Zoom.

    Thanks for posting the link, I've bookmarked it. I do have back-ups, the latest is this months CU so I'm good there.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    My personal choice is to stick with the original drivers and not to update them unless something breaks.

    Driver updates via Windows Update are disabled on my machines.

    I'm not saying that drivers are the problem - just that if updated then it could be an issue.
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