How to disable your camera app in Windows 10, 8 and 7

How to disable your camera app in Windows 10, 8 and 7

Most computers come with built-in cameras that applications and services can activate on their own if users have given the appropriate permissions. However, sometimes for privacy concern, you may want to disable the integrated webcam on your computer.

Fortunately, it is very simple and easy to disable an integrated webcam.

Disabling a Webcam in Windows 10 or Windows 8

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and select Device Manager.
  • In the Device Manager window that opens, select the arrow to expand Imaging devices.
  • Right-click your camera’s name and select Disable device.
  • If asked for confirmation, choose Yes.
  • Your camera is turned off for all apps and services. If you ever want to use it again, return to the Device Manager Window and click Enable when you right-click on your camera’s name.

Disabling a Webcam in Windows 7

  • Right-click on My Computer select Manage.
  • Click on Device Manager
  • In the Device Manager window that opens, select the arrow to expand Imaging devices.
  • Right-click your camera’s name and select Disable device.
  • If asked for confirmation, choose Yes.
  • Your camera is turned off for all apps and services. If you ever want to use it again, return to the Device Manager Window and click Enable when you right-click on your camera’s name.

If you have an external webcam, it is very simple to disable: unplug the USB cord that connects the camera to the computer.

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