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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

Didn't break the Intel Realsense SR300 kit I bought for Windows Hello, works just as well as it did before rolleyes.gif .

 

My Logitech C720 or whatever it is still works just fine.

 

As does the built-in camera on my tablet. And the one on my mum's Vaio.

 

Both camera and mic.

   
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My webcam still works...

My main issue with the 10 Anniversary update is similar to previous versions of Windows 10. There used to be a couple things that permissions weren't set for properly during the install. However, outside of spam in even log it didn't really affect much if you didn't fix the permissions.

This version fixes those but creates a new Permission issue with the CDP service. This one does seem to cause some performance issues if left alone and other events show up that seem like individual issues. This goes to:

F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169

You should see an event with two Registry keys mentioned and the above is the second. It will be in relation to "System" not having permission for local activation. The first key is actually properly set which usually isn't the case... the Key I pasted here has to be edited in the Registry and the DCOM part of Component Services. Unlike the previous issues with Win 10 you won't find the actual service (I think you can see it if you do an upgrade).. in this case its the same key I posted down towards the bottom of the list.

If you don't have experience with this or even know what I'm talking about... That's why these kinds of issues shouldn't appear in a "Live" product. The average user isn't going to go mucking about in their registry.. changing ownership and then figure out how to get into the DCOM service list to add "System" to the security list...

and if they don't... they will experience issues with this update.

I just posted this because to me its a decently important issue with the update... but please if you don't know how to actually edit these things.. don't try to. I don't want to have someone mess up their install because of this info.
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So far I have only tried one laptop, which is an older thinkpad T410s

 

Its a Thinkpad T series they just work and are the most reliable laptops you can buy. No other laptops come close.

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Its a Thinkpad T series they just work and are the most reliable laptops you can buy. No other laptops come close.

The dell precision line laptops are just as good and have a better warranty:thumb:


<- former thinkpad user, t31 to t500.wink.gif
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Its a Thinkpad T series they just work and are the most reliable laptops you can buy. No other laptops come close.

Sounds good, and yes I got that impression as well and since I was buying a used one I wanted to know a bit more about the laptop
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Ironic how it is the people who have the ability to address these problems that also staunchly refuse to.
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Its a Thinkpad T series they just work and are the most reliable laptops you can buy. No other laptops come close.
I agree, thinkpads have been awesome for me over the years but you cant beat my mini toughbook for something thats just worked when asked and taken absolute dogs abuse at the same time.
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10 webcams in this house.. . All of them including the integrated cams on the 2 tablets and 3 laptops all running Windows 10 miraculously work. I must be the golden child and lucky to have only this anecdotal evidence at my disposal.
 
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10 webcams in this house.. . All of them including the integrated cams on the 2 tablets and 3 laptops all running Windows 10 miraculously work. I must be the golden child and lucky to have only this anecdotal evidence at my disposal.

It's not anecdotal evidence, it's whether your webcams compress the stream to MJPEG or H.264. If they don't, you're fine.

The problem exists and if you had read the article you wouldn't have come here with that kind of argument.

Also, Microsoft has publicly apologized for the blunder:


http://www.techspot.com/news/66044-windows-10-anniversary-update-has-stopped-millions-webcams.html

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In the support thread, users are blasting Microsoft for not advertising the change. A Microsoft camera engineer, Mike M, admitted that the company had done a “poor job” of letting people know about the changes.

"So yes, MJPEG and H.264 being decoded / filtered out is the result of a set of features we needed to implement, and this behavior was planned, designed, tested, and flighted out to our partners and Windows Insiders around the end of January of this year," wrote Mike M.

"We worked with partners to make sure their applications continued to function throughout this change, but we have done a poor job communicating this change out to you guys. We dropped the ball on that front, so I'd like to offer my apologies to you all," he added.

The fact that the number of days people have to roll-back the anniversary update was cut from 30 to just 10 has added to the problems, leaving people without working webcams unable to switch back to the earlier version of the OS.
 
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I'm no MS hater and I'm running W10 Anniversary now with little to no problem. Admittedly; I'm not a webcam user.

HOWEVER, I do run Linux Mint as well and find myself using it more than usual. I have high hopes for Vulkan and I hope devs end up supporting it.

This isn't out of hatred for MS, but an understanding that competition is a good thing. It's the very same reason I root for AMD, though I run a 5820k and GTX 980ti. MS could use a good competitor right about now.

Bring back GEOWORKS or OS/2 Warp! tongue.gif
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