You can use it in Skype, but you say it's not recognized. In what situations does it NOT work, then?
if i go to my computer, i can see my hard drives, all 4 of them. if i plug in an usb drive, i can see it in my computer. but any external webcam is not listed in my computer. my previous laptops using windows vista and xp wud have recognised the webcam . i can use the webcam to take photos if i like---without logging on the internet--hence yahoo messenger.skype
this is my first experience of using windows 7. is it not supposed to recognise webcams as hardware?