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How do I take a video in windows 7? I've downloaded both windows movie maker 2.6 and windows movie maker live, but neither can actually take a video with the integrated webcam on my laptop. I know the webcam works as face recognition with the program Fast-Access always logs me in. (this was so easy in windows vista, but after the upgrade to 7 I just can't seem to figure out how to do it)

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Unfortunately, in their infinite wisdom, the nice folks at Microsoft have removed certain features (such as webcam capturing) from the current version of Windows Live Movie Maker.

But all is not lost: one developer decided to take matters into his own hands and create a portable version of Windows Movie Maker based on Movie Maker 2.1 (with all the bells 'n' whistles). You can run Portable Windows Movie Maker on any computer with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. And since it's portable, you can run it from a USB flash drive or a folder on your hard drive without installing it.

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OK, I've noticed that the web cam software was available from the computer manufacturer and not so much in generic windows software (like dell webcam central was what I was looking for). The manufacturer is usually the one that distributes the driver software for their webcam, I was looking in the wrong place.

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