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Using SKYPE with Parallels 10 and Windows 8.1

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With this configuration:

Logitech HD Pro Webcam 910 and Logitech Webcam Software installed on Parallels 10/Windows; SKYPE also installed on Parallels 10/Windows. Both devices on Windows Taskbar. 2 monitors with OSX 10.9.5.

Webcam works OK as stand-alone image capture device.

Starting SKYPE from WIN 8.1 taskbar turns taskbar blue on one monitor and window with 'Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC' Another message is 'Sign into each app separately instead (not recommended)'. Pressing 'Cancel' returns SKYPE screen, returns to MS account screen released. Seems only solution is to quit Parallels 10.

Actually, quitting requires CTRL-ALT-DEL in windows to shutdowm SKYPE and MS Account window.

Quitting SKYPE (right-click, close window) and then quitting Webcam returns disconnected from SKYPE message from Webcam app.

Do I need to setup a Microsoft account or is there another way to use SKYPE & Webcam. Or can I do all this in OSX?
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Do I need to setup a Microsoft account or is there another way to use SKYPE & Webcam

It depends. If you are using Skype for Metro (default Skype) then probably yes.

If you search on the Skype site for Desktop Skype, then for sure, no.  I use the latter, although as a host machine not a guest machine. But Desktop Skype does not ask for a Microsoft account.
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I will give Desktop Skype a try, but ultimately I want to use Skype for OSX, as I am weaning away from Windows as I find replacement Apps for MS Office - especially MS Publisher which I use a lot for mailings and diagrams.
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@MARSPATH  - Thanks for the update. Desktop Skype communicates well with Skype for OSX.
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