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just upgraded from 4128... (I think that was the previous version)

reinstalled the parallel tools

sound is still not working.

runs just the same.

running it on my MBP... never been able to get the isight to work. Anyone know if it's possible?
 

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I have had the isight working for some time now. I recall having to install the drivers that are included in boot camp. Perhaps they're still needed even in these later versions of Parallels?
 

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I have had the isight working for some time now. I recall having to install the drivers that are included in boot camp. Perhaps they're still needed even in these later versions of Parallels?

hmmmm..... any instructions anywhere on how to get it working?

do you have sound? mine doesn't work....
 

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My sound and iSight work, but it did crash my whole iMac 24. Solid. Restarted and it seems to be working, but that's the first time I have locked up so bad nothing worked.
how did you get the isight to work inside winxp running through parallels? did you install bootcamp and use parallels to access that os?
 

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Sorry, I thought that I had copied the link...
iSight on XP - Parallels Support Forum

Also note that after you install the drivers, each time you start Parallels you have to go to the Devices menu and select isight to activate the camera.
This is correct. Install Apple's iSight drivers from the Boot Camp CD (no need to actually install and configure Boot Camp, however), restart Parallels, and then from the Devices menu choose the iSight to activate it. Voila, iSight should now work. Works great for me, not using the Boot Camp partition. Sound ALSO works, by the way. Didn't have to do anything special for this. I did install ALL of the drivers from the Boot Camp CD, but I am pretty sure sound worked just fine before this.

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bah...

I got it all working... if anyone else is having the same problem with the isight or audio... this is what I did..

1. uninstall parallel tools from windows xp (winxp)
2. restart winxp
3. shut down winxp
4. uninstall parallels from the mac
5. your VM should still exist after you do this. I backed up my winxp VM just in case it got deleted. I suggest you do the same if you have the space on your system.
6. restart the mac
7. delete the parallels application folder - if it still exists
8. install the latest version of parallels (ver 3 rev. 4560)
9. start up winxp
10. reinstall parallel tools in winxp
11. restart winxp

That should resolve the problems for you. That did for me. The isight and audio work just fine now. I guess the problem is that I did the upgrade to v3, instead of uninstalling and reinstalling. I would imagine that some of the old v2 parallel tool drivers aren't working properly with v3.

if you're having the same problem, give this a shot - let me know if it works for you.
 

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You shouldn't have to go through all of that just to get it working. I'm still on my original VM and was able to get the sound and isight working.

And instead of downloading the entire boot camp CD, the isight drivers are available separately. PM if you can't find them and I'll hook you up.
 

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You shouldn't have to go through all of that just to get it working. I'm still on my original VM and was able to get the sound and isight working.

And instead of downloading the entire boot camp CD, the isight drivers are available separately. PM if you can't find them and I'll hook you up.
I tried using the iSight drivers, and it still didn't work. No idea what the problem was, but this resolved it. :D
 
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