The tradeoff is, a laptop PC is portable, so it's not a huge deal.
To use the software that came with the webcam, go to the Start Menu and browse to the webcam program, shown here as Logitech Webcam Software.
Windows recognizes that you are attempting to install software, and starts a wizard to guide you through the process.
If the wizard doesn't start automatically, go to the Windows taskbar and select File Explorer (on Windows 10) or My Computer (on older versions of Windows). Then, click the CD drive (usually E:) to install the files on the disk.
Depending on the style and model of the webcam, it may or may not have a convenient and adjustable clip to attach it to the monitor.
Use the clip to attach the webcam to the top of the monitor to record yourself looking at the screen.
If the monitor is thin, it might take some creativity to secure it, but manufacturers are taking ultra-thin displays into account.
This feature puts desktop PC webcams a step above standard laptop webcams since they tend to be stuck in the same place centered at the top of the monitor.
Most webcams have a USB connection, a software disk for drivers, and a camera. Put the camera somewhere where you can see it and where it can see you.
As disc drives become less common, more webcam manufacturers provide the latest drivers online.
You don't have to be a professional photographer to take effective webcam videos or photos, but a few tricks of the trade do apply.
Many times, hardware (including some webcams) doesn't have a disk with drivers.
There can be all kinds of reasons for this, but the biggest is, Windows recognizes and installs hardware without the need for additional software.