On XP I could take photos with my webcam in „My Computer”. In Vista, this option seems to be lost. How do I take photos in Vista without installing additional software?
Windows XP and Windows 8/8.1 have a built-in webcam photo taking app, but Vista and 7 do not. So, you need an extra app for this. Good & free ones are these, for example: 1) Yawcam: http://www.yawcam.com/ (requires Java) 2) AmCap: http://amcap.en.softonic.com/ 3) Debut Video Capture. (no link given due to required reputation)
Hope that helps anyone looking for an answer! :)