Fix: Skype does not run in Windows 10 build 9860

Some users have faced a strange issue: in Windows 10, the built-in Skype app (the Modern one) does not start and does not work properly. Windows 10 is still under active development, so it will be fixed by RTM but it is easy to fix this issue in the current build. Here is why it happens and how to fix it.

The actual cause of this issue is that the developers forgot to include webcam access permissions for the Metro version of Skype which comes with Windows 10 build 9860. So Skype behaves weirdly on some devices with a webcam. Thankfully, you can grant these permissions by yourself. Here's how:

    Open the PC Settings app. You can open it from This PC folder as for now, PC Settings has replaced the classic Control Panel on the Ribbon in File Explorer.
  1. Go to Privacy options.
  2. Click Webcam, and turn it on for Skype as shown below:
    skype webcam permission Winbdows 10

That's it. This issue should be fixed in the next release of Windows 10 and Skype.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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