Microsoft Confirms Latest Windows 10 Update Breaks Some Webcams

/ 2 years ago
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Following the release of the latest Windows 10 KB4601319 cumulative update earlier this month, while it has largely gone without issue for many people, a growing number of reports began to emerge suggesting that for reasons unclear, some users’ webcams stopped working! – Well, if you are one of those who have had this issue, then there is at least some moderately good news.

Firstly, Microsoft has confirmed that this is 100% an issue with the update. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with your PC or webcam. Secondly, they’re already working on trying to fix the bug!

Windows 10 Update Affects Webcams!

Although thought to only affect certain models, Microsoft has confirmed that the latest cumulative Windows 10 update did affect webcams by it failing to correctly reinstall the virtual driver. Fortunately, if you are in desperate need of getting your webcam working again, rolling it back should fix the problem. Microsoft has, however, confirmed that a fix is definitely on the way and should, all going well, be applied within the next few weeks.

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What Do We Think?

While a fix is on the way, this is, again, a rather annoying instance of a Windows 10 update seemingly fixing some problems while causing a whole bunch of new fresh ones. A complaint that has often been levelled at the operating system and, largely, for good reason.

So, as above, if you are having webcam issues, you really have two options. You can either wait until Microsoft fixes it, or you can roll back the patch!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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