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Windows 10 Anniversary Update causes PCs to freeze, but Microsoft has a fix

Windows 10 Anniversary Update causes PCs to freeze, but Microsoft has a fix

Microsoft has acknowledged some users are experiencing computer freezes after Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft has received a small number of reports that Windows 10 computers freeze after upgrading to Anniversary Update.The US technology firm has admitted that computers with the Windows 10 operating system stored on a solid-state drive and applications and data saved to a separate drive can run into issues.Some users saw their systems freeze whenever they clicked on the Start Menu, or tried to load an application from the taskbar.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing: Microsoft offers temporary fix

Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing: Microsoft offers temporary fix

Image: ZDNet/MicrosoftMicrosoft has offered workarounds to address a mystery freezing issue that’s affecting some systems after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.The update hasn’t caused any widespread issues since its release a few weeks ago, but Microsoft says it is investigating a few reports that the update is causing some devices to lock up.”Microsoft has received a small number of reports of Windows 10 freezing after installing the Anniversary Update on systems with the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and apps and data stored on a separate drive.

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How to fix the webcam freezing issue on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

How to fix the webcam freezing issue on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If your PC webcam keeps freezing up, even when trying to make a Skype video call, use this guide to get around this issue after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.Microsoft recently released the Anniversary Update bringing a lot of new features and improvements to Windows 10.Aside from all the good that brought the update, during the rollout, many users also reported a number of issues after installing the update, and today, unfortunately, we also have to add a problem with webcams.

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Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

On August 2nd, Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and when the bits arrived on computers around the globe, it brought with it new features and also broke webcams for millions of consumers.If your webcam has stopped functioning since the release of the Anniversary update, you are not alone but the good news is a fix is coming, hopefully in September.Microsoft made a significant change with the release of Windows 10 and support for webcams that is causing serious problems for not only consumers but also the enterprise.

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Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update causes webcam freezing

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update causes webcam freezing

A behind-the-scenes change in the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update, which rolled out earlier in August, is causing a lot of people’s USB-connected webcams to freeze up when using video apps like Skype.The big issue, as first reported by Thurrott.com’s Brad Sams, is that with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft disabled the ability for webcams to use MJPEG or H264 — two of the leading standards for encoding video in transit between the camera and your PC.The reason, as explained by a Windows camera engineer in an official Microsoft support thread for this issue, is that Microsoft has instead moved towards a different video standard called YUY2.

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