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skype can not detect any webcam

i have been using skype everynight for months with no issue and all of a sudden tonight i try to make a video call and a window pops up and says skype can not detect any webcam..... my laptop is an hp probook and has a built in  HP HD webcam.  i have already got on another sight and ensured that the webcam still works. please help

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Re: skype can not detect any webcam

Try to uninstall the currently installed version and install the older version using this msi-installer:


After installing this version, make sure to disable the Automatic updates:


Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Automatic updates ->Turn off automatic updates

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