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Adding a USB camera to Windows XP creates Local Area Connection 2

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This article was previously published under Q303302
After you add a universal serial bus (USB) camera or a TV tuner card to a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, a Local Area Connection 2 icon may be created in the View Network Connections section in My Network Places. The information that is displayed below this icon describes the connection as:
Microsoft TV/Video Connection
To work around this behavior, restart the computer. After you restart your computer, the Local Area Connection 2 icon does not appear.
This behavior is by design.

Article ID: 303302 - Last Review: 06/23/2004 21:43:57 - Revision: 2.1

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