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Webcam / Video Skype not working / Windows 8

It is amazing that MS and Skype cannot fix this problem

it has been going on for months and still no resolution

windows 8 camera works

skype webcam says - "other application is blocking use - etc"

still the same - for months now


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Re: Webcam / Video Skype not working / Windows 8

Which version of Skype do you use?
Run Skype >> WinKey + C >> Settings >> About.

Please update to Version


Run Skype >> Win + C >> Settings >> Permissions




Webcam and microphone >> move the slider to On.



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Please close Camera App before using Skype because Skype cannot use the camera if some other application is using it. Close Camera App by dragging it from top to bottom. I hope this helps.

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