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Windows ten Anniversary Update is already wrecking HAVOC for users

Windows ten Anniversary Update was supposed to improve spectacle, but broke a slew of webcams

Microsoft is fielding another backlash from enraged customers following the roll-out of Windows ten Anniversary Update.

The latest update, which rolled-out worldwide on August Two, reportedly drops support for two major movie compression formats – H.264 and MJPEG codecs.

This has played havoc with a number of third-party webcams, since the update switches how Windows ten treats decoding certain webcam movie rivulets.

Both network-connected and hard-wired USB webcams have been affected by the issue.

For many users, webcams now freeze as soon as they attempt to fountain. That leaves movie talk apps, including Microsoft’s own Skype, unlikely to use.

Windows ten has ditched support for two major movie compression formats – H.264 and MJPEG codecs

The switches in Windows ten Anniversary Update are designed to improve spectacle.

When numerous applications attempt to decode the same movie stream, it can degrade PC spectacle.

Following the update, Windows apps were supposed to have more direct webcam access.

A spokesman for Microsoft told Gizmodo: "Windows ten proceeds to have the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows.

"We have seen a puny number of reports of unexpected behaviours following the Windows ten Anniversary Update.

"Engineering and customer support are investigating these on a case by case basis and suggesting trouble-shooting tips as necessary."

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Renowned Microsoft pundit Paul Thurrott says an official fix is in the works, and could be ready as soon as September.

However, this very first patch will not fix the issue for those who rely on H.264 – that is due at a later date.

If you recently installed Windows ten Anniversary Update, you are able to revert to a prior version of the system within ten days.

According to contributor Rafael Rivera, you can also get the webcam working again via the Windows ten Registry – but this is not for the faint of heart.

  1. Open regedit from the Commence menu.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
  3. Right click the Platform folder and select Fresh > DWORD. Name it “EnableFrameServerMode”
  4. Right-click the fresh value and select “Modify”
  5. Inject “0" in the “Value data” field.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
  7. Repeat steps 3-5

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Microsoft has confirmed that computers with the Windows ten operating system stored on a solid-state drive and applications and data saved to a separate drive can run into issues.

Some users spotted their systems freeze whenever they clicked on the Begin menu, or attempted to blast an application from the taskbar.

The freeze does not occur when Windows ten is commenced in Safe Mode.

"You can work around this issue by signing into Windows ten using Safe Mode to stir your apps and data to the same drive as your operating system," the rock hard posted on its forum.

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