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I got a new version of messenger and i left my webcam on the old one i try working my webcam on my new version of messenger but it says it is allready on another program. how do i fix this problem?

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You need to switch off /disable any software which uses the same webcam.

The webcam only can be used by one software at a time, Just like your mic as well.

Your rate for my solution is appreciated. Thanks.

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To get this information, click here to download a Microsoft application that checks to see if your webcam device meets these requirements.
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