inbuilt iSight under Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LCaller, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. LCaller macrumors regular

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    Anyone got it to work ? I'm sick and tired of MSN on Mac not having camera so i dropped into XP and still no camera.... WHY WHY WHY GRRRRRR
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    1. Get Mercury Messenger or aMSN, for webcam on MSN...

    You have to click Devices->USB in the parallels menubar for iSight support...
     
  3. LCaller thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have it active in Windows and Windows just failed to install new hardware for it can't find a driver. Can someone point me towards one.
     
  4. Yoda47 macrumors newbie

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    Do you have the latest update to Parallels installed?
     
  5. LCaller thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, and for that reason i thought it came with a driver .
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68030

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    I think Parallels uses Apple's Boot Camp driver, which they can't distribute. You need to search the web for a copy.
     
  7. LCaller thread starter macrumors regular

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    Totally right . In the end here's how i did it.

    Go to Utilities - Boot Camp Assistant . Right click to "Show Package Content"

    Then in the folders - Content - Resources , there is DiskImage.dmg . Mount this and you will have a file called "Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows.exe" . Copy that to your Parallels shared drive and run it . You'll end up with it uncompressing all the drivers to C:\Program Files\Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP 1.1.2 . In here you will have C:\Program Files\Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP 1.1.2\iSight and you can do the manual driver location in the windows device install.

    I'm going to throw up a how to guide somewhere on the web as i got sick and tired searching the web and coming up against a brick wall or being told the only solution was Mercury Messenger ..

    Will post the link shortly.
     
  8. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    can't you somehow get the drivers of the bootcamp cd that you can create for windows xp? that would surely work
     
  9. LCaller thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats kind of how i ended up doing it, but i now have stand alone drivers from the install that i'll be making available so people don't have to go through what i did again :)
     

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