Millions Of Webcams Broken With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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    Millions Of Webcams Broken With Windows 10 Anniversary Update


    just been reading this thanks to Brad Sams and hope its a useful read to everyone
    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/76719/microsoft-broken-millions-webcams-windows-10-anniversary-update?utm_content=buffer06f4b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer


    On August 2nd, Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and when the bits arrived on computers around the globe, it brought with it new features and also broke webcams for millions of consumers. If your webcam has stopped functioning since the release of the Anniversary update, you are not alone but the good news is a fix is coming, hopefully in September.
    [Update] Rafael has figured out a workaround that should hopefully stop the freezing issue; if you are comfortable tweaking the registry, make this change. HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform, add DWORD “EnableFrameServerMode” and set to 0, you will then need to restart Skype.

    Last edited by brianzion; 19 Aug 2016 at 17:28.
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    There is a temporary fix until the official one is released, listed at the end of the article.
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    Thanks Mystere I have put it in the opening
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