I have an Acer Aspire One netbook and thought the webcam was not working. I went to the Acer site and they said it works with 3rd. party software in Windows 7 (3rd. party examples: Windows Live Messenger, Skype, etc.). I tried it in Windows Live Messenger and it does work. Your situation may be the same. It would be a good idea to check with Lenovo in any case.