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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

Alan Brown Silver badge

"this was planned behaviour, so the question is , what exactly is M$ upto?"

I can see where they're coming from. It's an attempt to lighten CPU load by avoiding having multiple pieces of software unpick a mpeg stream. The problem is that they didn't think it entirely through.

I can see the point of not providing a virtual interface for legacy software (forces devs to adapt) but it breaks a shitload of old software.

Like the rollout of XPsp2 firewalling, this is a good idea but was bound to cause disruption. They should have telegraphed it better.

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