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Camera not working with Windows 8 (another one!)

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Novel Adventurer


Windows 8 Camera app doesn't seem to work, even after granting permissions.  Just get blank screen with "Camera: Connect a camera"

Camera doesn't work at all (no picture whatsoever) on Win 8 Skype but works fine with Desktop Skype.

Done all the settings checks for Win 8 Skype and everything seems fine there.

Computer only about a month old.  Downloaded Win 8 Skype last night.

Webcam is Philips SPC315NC.

Any advice (in words of not much more than one syllable) gratefully received - even if it is just "stick to Desktop Skype".


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Novel Adventurer
Hi, one day my computer had the same problem as yours, I finally know what problem it was: graphics driver. I changed a different version of graphics driver and problem solved.
I wish this will help you. Good luck.
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Novel Adventurer

Thanks!  I am bit of a computer ignoramus though (at least in terms of what happens inside them).  What's a graphics driver and how do I change it??!



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Novel Adventurer

It is easy to upgrade a device driver with driver software. Such as Driver Detevtive from or Driver Wizard from

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Novel Adventurer

Thanks - will investigate!


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