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How to enable the laptop's build-in web camera, to be available on windows 8 installed in VM Virtual box. My web cam is working fine in windows 7(host). For my linux VM box it works fine as well. Any suggestion?

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'build-it' or built in? –  Journeyman Geek Oct 26 '12 at 23:44

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I would assume the producedure is the same as for Ubuntu:

  1. Make sure the virtual machine is not running and your webcam is not being used.
  2. Bring up the main VBox window and in the details tab for your Win7 machine click USB.
  3. Make sure "Enable USB Controller" is selected. Also make sure that "Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller" is selected too.
  4. Click the "Add filter from device" button (the cable with the '+' icon).
  5. Select your device from the list.
  6. Now click OK and start your VM.
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it is laptop's integrated webcamera. I don't remember installing any drivers either. –  Avatar Oct 26 '12 at 19:18
    
@Avatar: Even integrated devices can (and often do) use the USB infrastructure. Does it not list anything? –  Oliver Salzburg Oct 26 '12 at 19:32
    
no, under USB only "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" and "USB Root Hub" were listed. –  Avatar Oct 27 '12 at 8:04
    
@Avatar: In that case, I'm not aware of another way. –  Oliver Salzburg Oct 27 '12 at 10:58

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