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How to disable integrated webcam in Windows 10?

Date: 13 Nov 2014   Posted By: Bhakti Savla     Group: Operating Systems    Category: Windows OS   

I understand that security of our PCs and laptop devices has been under threat these days. We need to not only keep our email accounts secure, but even the in-built hardware for our laptop. Though there are third-party softwares that may help you to keep your webcam secure in Windows 8, Windows 10 or even Windows 7 operating systems. However, I read somewhere that it is possible to disable integrated webcam in Windows 10 through Device Manager settings. Can someone please share the trick to deactivate laptop webcam (integrated one) in Windows 10? Do the same tips to disable integrated webcam work for Windows 8 or Windows 7?

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Author: P    16 Nov 2014      Member Level: Silver     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Please follow the below mentioned easy steps:

1. Press Win+R (Windows button on keyboard and R button simultaneously)
2. Type devmgmt.msc and press ENTER.
3. Expand'Imaging devices" (by clicking on triangle before the Imaging devices")
4. Right click on "Integrated Webcam".
5. Select "Disable" from the dropdown menu.

And You are Done.

Hope this helps!!

Author: Mehdi    16 Nov 2014      Member Level: Gold     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Follow these steps to know how to disable integrated webcam in Windows 10 without using command prompt:

1. Right click on "This PC" icon. Note that "This PC" is the default name for "My Computer" in Windows 10.

2. Click on "Manage" option.

3. Now click on "Device Manager" option.

4. Look for "Imaging devices" and double click on it.

5. Right click on the integrated webcam that you see.

6. Click "Disable" and you're done!

This method works properly on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 OS.

Author: Viraj    04 Jan 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Hi Bhakti,

You can disable webcam in Windows 10 by disabling the drivers of your webcam. To disable you can go in device manager which you can get by right clicking on computer and going in Manage or you can go in run or search and can type devmgmt.msc and click on ok or press enter to open device management.

After you open device management you have to expand your imaging device by right clicking on it and it will show you the drivers which are available for your integrated webcam, cant tell you name of driver as for different laptop and PC different drivers will be there depending on which brands webcam you are using.

Right click on the driver and click on disable.

Viraj Naik

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