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X220 webcam not working in Modern UI / Metro applications [Win8] [Win8.1]

2013-10-17, 17:15 PM

My model is a 4286 CTO i7 w/ 8GB RAM and IPS display with 2x2 antenna and 6205 wifi


I tried updating to the last driver listed on the matrix (designated for  Windows 7)


Webcam works 100% in desktop applications and is recognized under device manager

Webcam is not even recognized at all in any ModernUI application (Skype, Camera)


I've installed Lenovo Settings with no luck (with the additional installation of the Lenovo Dependency Package for Windows 8).


I've tried all orders of reboots with no luck. I've also manually used the "cammute.exe CMOFF" command to make sure privacy mode was not on.


I've been experiencing this issue on Windows 8 since upgrading last year. I was hoping that the Windows 8.1 update would have somehow solved it, but it did not.


Why hasn't Lenovo updated their driver for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Why does this situation even have to exist? Most importantly, how can I get my webcam to work in the Modern UI applications? This is incredibly frustrating.


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Re: X220 webcam not working in Modern UI / Metro applications [Win8] [Win8.1]

2014-01-12, 0:56 AM

Hey did you figure this out? I have this problem too exactly as you described...

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