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Built-in iSight not working as a webcam in XP ... ?

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I'm running Windows XP Home Premium (32-bit, SP3) on my Intel iMac. What I need help with is getting the built-in iSight to run with a H.323-compatible videoconferencing program, such as Netmeeting. The iSight does work within Windows Explorer as an USB video imaging device; however, it doesn't activate when I use Netmeeting or Sorenson EnVision SL (a program used by deaf people to videoconference with other deaf people, such as myself). My question is, can I get the iSight to work as a webcam within XP, and if so, how? Thanks in advance; would really appreciate an answer ...
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*bump* Can someone please help me out here ... ? Still haven't gotten any replies. Thanks.
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After Googling this for about 20 mins or so, the only thing I could come up with was Xmeeting for Mac. It can connect directly with Netmeeting on Windows and it's free. Hope this helps...?

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Thanks for your help, but this is not what I need. What I need is to know if I can use the built-in iSight camera on my Mac within a Windows environment, and have it work with Netmeeting much in the same way that, say, an external webcam would (e.g. a Logitech or Creative Labs webcam). I've tried looking all over for an answer, but nothing so far. Someone please help ... Thanks!
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Same problem - I can't figure out how to turn on my Mac built-in webcam on Windows XP. Please help!!! I'm running VM Ware Fusion.
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Try Boot Camp Assistant while you're in Windows. It should be a green, rectangular icon in the system tray, I think. It helps you set up and configure your Apple hardware for Windows use, including the camera and trackpad/mouse.
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It should work fine if you installed the drivers correctly.
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