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    OIC. Just tried it and it said that it needed privacy settings permission. I just switched on Camera and Skype.? What others do I need switched on.?
    Last edited by Pato; 29-05-2018 at 03:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    What happens if you open the Cam App ? ( from search -Cam)

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    This PC doesn't have a cam, so I get a black box saying cant find a camera.
    When I go to Cam app it asks for settings to be changed in Privacy Settings to allow app to use camera.

    I switched on Camera but it still asks for permission. Perhaps I don't have that app?. Any clues as to how I can get this camera to work.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    When I go to Cam app it asks for settings to be changed in Privacy Settings to allow app to use camera.

    I switched on Camera but it still asks for permission. Perhaps I don't have that app?. Any clues as to how I can get this camera to work.?
    Give this a go--

    In the search type Privacy - open privacy Settings. ( or go directly to Camera Privacy if its listed)

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    On the Left under App Permissions Click Camera - make sure its set to on, below that, turn on the apps you want to allow it to use.

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    Tried that but still no joy with Skype. Thanks for trying I guess I will have to learn to be without Skype. Still annoying that it was working perfectly and I suspect it was a MS upgrade that killed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    Tried that but still no joy with Skype. Thanks for trying I guess I will have to learn to be without Skype. Still annoying that it was working perfectly and I suspect it was a MS upgrade that killed it
    But does the cam open in the Cam App ? Another way to open the Camera, is Click on Start- Scroll down to C/Camera.

    If its a permission problem, just located this.

    Open File Explorer and go to Pictures
    In Pictures folder, right click on the Camera roll folder and choose Properties
    Go to Security tab
    Choose your username, which is listed under Group or user names:
    Click on Edit permissions and check Full control
    Click OK
    Failing that, you can reinstall the App. http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...in-windows-10/


    You can also use Powershell ( slightly easier than the one above) https://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-r...in-windows-10/
    You will be looking for the file

    Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2018.227.30.1000_x64__8wek yb3d8bbwe
    Last edited by wainuitech; 30-05-2018 at 11:57 AM.

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    I was able to open the cam by clicking on start and then camera, and behold my ugly dial appeared on the screen. Now how can I use this in Skype?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    I was able to open the cam by clicking on start and then camera, and behold my ugly dial appeared on the screen. Now how can I use this in Skype?.
    Ok that's good, this means the Cam is working in the OS.

    Open Skype, Sign in, Along the top you'll see 3 dots:

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    Click Those, Settings, On the window from the drop Down box video, you can select your Camera. Turn it on to test, you'll get a message asking for skypes permission to use the cam - Agree -- you should then see yourself Check / Turn on /select the audio and microphone as well.

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    Last edited by wainuitech; 30-05-2018 at 03:39 PM.

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    That looks good. I didn't get a message asking for skypes permssion to use the cam. I seem to have lost all my contacts is there any way of getting them back.?

    It looks as though I have to switch the test video on each time I use skype.?

    I put skype on my tablet and I see all the contacts are on there, but I really need them on my desktop version. I suppose it will be easy when you tell me how.
    Last edited by Pato; 30-05-2018 at 04:22 PM.

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    Ignore my comments re switching on the test video each time I use Skype. I see that it is not necessary.

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    All you should need to do is log into skype with your same account details and the contacts should come back, at least they always have for me.
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