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Parrallels I installed parallels desktop on my mac laptop to run windows vista and im trying to use windows live messenger and im trying to use the built in camera to chat but it it says thier is no camera so i would like to know what i need to do to have the camera work on windows vista, i currently have leapord?

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It sounds like you need to install the drivers for the Windows Vista to recognize the camera that is built into the Mac. As crazy as it sounds, Windows doesn't recognize the installed hardware, and you need to tell Windows that there is a camera "connected" to the system. You should be able to download the drivers or create a drivers file from the Mac OS. Then save them to a CD and upload them when you're within the Windows environment.

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Have you thought of running the Mac version of messenger?
You can also try to update parallels to the latest version. If it is not in it, you will have to wait until the parallels team fixes it.

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I would suggest you look in to Apple's Bootcamp. Although you do not want to run in a dual-boot configuration, Bootcamp allows you to create a CD with all of the Mac's windows drivers.

I appologize but I am not totally sure if 1) the Bootcamp drivers contain a camera driver and 2) if the camera works at all within Parallels.

Worth a shot though.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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