It is very likely that your webcam won’t work after the upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview. Luckily, this issue is minor and it could be solved in few simple steps, buy installing the right driver.
Windows 10 Technical Preview is present on testers’ computers for a while and users are constantly providing feedback in order to help Microsoft to make as good and stable operating system as possible. Of course, since Windows 10 is still in it’s developing and testing phase we can’t expect it to behave like fully-finished operating system. Windows 10 still lacks a lot of drivers and features that are necessary for everyday use of the computer.
It appears that some of the missing drivers in Windows 10 Technical Preview are drivers for certain webcams. Luckily, you can use your old Windows 8.1 drivers, and your webcam should work normally again. You just have to go to your webcam manufacturer (or laptop manufacturer, if you use this type of device) and download necessary drivers for Windows 8.1 that are compatible with your webcam. After that, just install the drivers, restart the computer and your camera should work as before.
You can also try to download necessary drivers through Windows Update, but we cannot guarantee you that it will work for all webcams or laptops. Because Microsoft still has to feature a lot of drivers and other accompanying software of various manufacturers in Windows 10 Technical Preview, and we can’t say if your device is on the list. To check for the latest updates go to Control Panel > Windows Update> Check for updates.
We also recommend this third-party tool (100% safe and tested by us) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.
If you’re still facing the webcam problem, besides checking for updates and installing necessary drivers, reach for the comments section, we will do our best to help you further in order to solve your problem.