Windows 10 Windows 10 Web camera issue Fixed!


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I spent these past 2 months trying to figure out why my web camera built into my MSi laptop wasn't working. Basically, in my investigation, I found out Microsoft either intentionally or not broke millions of users cameras. Come to find out that, it was due to the anniversary update. upon digging deeper, I found that by adding two DWods in your registry, fixes the problem. I found an article about how to repair the web camera and here's the article: it does work! I fixed mine last night.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Broke Millions of Webcams, Here's How to Fix It

Eric Ravenscraft

8/20/16 4:30pm
Filed to: WINDOWS 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has reportedly broken millions of webcams. If your webcam has been affected, there’s a workaround to get it back if you don’t mind tweaking your registry a bit.

The problem stems from a change in the way Windows 10 handles decoding certain webcam video streams. Both USB- and network-connected webcams an be affected, freezing the camera when you try to use it and making it impossible to access. If your camera has been affected, you can follow these steps from contributor Rafael Rivera to get it working again:

  1. Open regedit from the Start menu.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform
  3. Right click the Platform folder and select New > DWORD. Name it “EnableFrameServerMode”
  4. Right-click the new value and select “Modify”
  5. Enter “0" in the “Value data” field.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform
  7. Repeat steps 3-5.
For now, this seems to be the only fix that allows you to stay on the Anniversary Update. If you haven’t updated yet and you’d like to avoid screwing up your webcam, you can try holding off on the updates. Though given Microsoft’s propensity for pushing updates, that may be tough to pull off.