How to Solve Webcam Freeze Up in Windows 10 Error?

Tracy King updated on May 26, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

Webcam keeps freezing up after Windows 10 update, help!

"Help! My computer webcam stops working and it freezes up when I tried to make a Skype video call with my friend. It just won't work but freeze all the time. I could barely see my friend. Does any one of you have the same problem as me that webcam freeze up after installing new Windows 10 anniversary update? And do you have nay clues to fix this error?"

Quite a lot Windows 10 users complain that most of their webcams all freeze up while they are trying to start a video chat with their friends after installing Windows 10 update. And it's being really annoy for inexperienced users. Now let's figure out how to unfreeze webcam without losing any data in Windows 10.

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Fix/solve Webcam freeze issue in Windows 10 

You can follow the below listed steps to solve webcam freeze up issue after Windows 10 update with out any problems now:

  • Use the Windows + R keyboards shortcut to open the Run command.
  • Type regedit, and click OK to open the Windows registry.
  • Browse the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform
  • Right-click on the right side, select New, and click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name the new key EnableFrameServerMode and click OK.
  • Double-click the newly created key and make sure it set to 0 and click OK;
  • Restart your computer to complete the task.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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