1. murphcid's Avatar
    When will Microsoft fix the issue of the Windows 10 Anniversary update killing webcams? I got my wife a new computer for Christmas, and the webcam worked fine. Updated to Winders 10 Anniversary edition, and *poof* no webcam. My Google-fu tells me that this is a very prevalent issue, so when will Microsoft finally fix the issue? I patched it with a registry hack, but for how long? Will the next update unfix my fix? This is unacceptable, and needs to be corrected.
    12-18-2016 09:44 PM
  2. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi! Welcome to Windows Central! You say you fixed your issue with a registry hack?? Why not share it with other members who might be having a similar problem!
    There have been several up dates sense the Anniversary update. I'm on build 14393.576. What build are you on? My searching tells me that MS has already made a patch for that problem.
    12-18-2016 10:43 PM
  3. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    I didn't have an issue with camera of both of my machines that have Windows 10.
    12-19-2016 08:51 AM
  4. murphcid's Avatar
    Here are some links. I updated to the 1607 update and it killed the webcam on the HP laptop (M6-AR004dx) that I had gotten for my wife: The Lifehacker fix is what seems to have corrected the issue. I am posting this on my linux laptop, so I don't have the exact build available because I wrapped the laptop up and it is under the tree.

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams | Ars Technica

    How to fix the webcam freezing issue on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | Windows Central

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update Broke Millions of Webcams, Here's How to Fix It
    12-19-2016 12:28 PM

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