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Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 07:15 PM

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.
People first noticed the issue earlier this month. But it's only within the last couple of days that the exact cause became clear via a post by Brad Sams on thurott.com.
Microsoft has said that a fix is in development, but has not yet said when that fix will be distributed.

 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

You will be pleased to know that 'The Register' picked up on this story as well, and got a reply from MS which will amuse you -

 

 

El Reg contacted Microsoft for additional comment on the matter, but received the following advertising blurb:

Windows 10 continues to have the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows. We have seen a small number of reports of unexpected behaviors following the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Engineering and customer support are investigating these on a case by case basis and offering trouble-shooting tips as necessary.

Make of that what you will.

 

Original article -  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/19/windows_10_anniversary_update_webcams/

 

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:57 PM

Same canned response in this thread.

 

Microsoft is committed to customer privacy and ensuring that customers have the information and tools they need to make informed decisions. We listened to feedback from our customers and evolved our approach to the upgrade process. Windows 10 continues to have the highest satisfaction of any version of Windows.

 

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/623953/eff-rips-microsoft-in-editorial/?p=4066962

 

Microsoft probably has the line bound to a hot key to save typing.  :rolleyes:

 

 






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