Reinstall Realtek Camera Driver Windows 10 to Fix Camera Issues

Realtek Camera Driver” is software required to communicate your camera integrated or attached to your computer and Operating System installed like Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and/or 10. In other words, the Realtek camera/webcam driver acts as mediator between your camera device and Operating System version which you have.

Once installed, your System can easily detect the camera device attached or integrated on your PCs/laptops, and allow you to perform all the functionality related to your camera device on device.

Note that missing, corrupted and/or outdated camera driver causes several camera related issues like “PC/Laptop camera not working”, “We can’t find your camera”, “Camera driver is not installed properly” and/or other errors. So, you should have updated camera driver for your camera device attached to your computer.

In case if you have camera attached or integrated on your PCs/laptops and wants to use your camera on PC with specific applications like Skype and others, then you should check at first whether the specific applications like Skype is allowed to access your camera means you need to check camera privacy or permission privilege in your computer’s settings.

To check camera privacy settings on Windows 10 PCs/laptop, go to “Settings App > Privacy > Camera” and click on “Change” button under “Allow access to the camera on this device”. Now, turn on the “Camera access for this device” and “Allow apps to access your camera” toggle switch. After that, under “Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your camera” section, turn on toggle switch for the apps you want to allow access like Skype, Camera, Microsoft Teams, etc. This will help you to enable camera for specific apps you want to access camera for.

But if your camera device is good condition and camera is enabled for specific apps you want to use, but still you are facing some issues while trying to open camera with certain apps like Skype, then one reason behind this problem can be problem camera driver. So in this case, you need to download/install and/or update Realtek Camera Driver on your Windows device to fix the issue. Let’s go for solution.

How to Fix Realtek Camera not working issue on Windows 10?

Method 1: Check “Yellow Exclamation Mark” for your camera device in “Device Manager”

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager” window, locate and expand “Imaging Devices” or “Cameras” or “Sound, video and game controllers” category

Step 3: Now, click on your camera device driver and check if it shows “Yellow Exclamation Mark” on your camera driver, then it is sure that your PC camera driver is outdated and requires to update it immediately to fix.

Method 2: How to uninstall and reinstall Realtek Camera Driver?

Sometimes, PC/laptop camera not working issue occurs due to misconfiguration in camera settings or driver is damaged. In this case, you can fix this issue by uninstall the currently installed camera driver and then reinstall the driver software (latest update) in your device.

Step 1: Open “Device Manager”, locate and expand “Imaging Devices”, “Cameras” or “Sound, video and game controllers”

Step 2: Right-click on your camera device and select “Uninstall Driver” option

Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish the uninstall process and once done, restart your computer to save the changes

Step 4: After restart, open “Device Manager” again and click on “Actions > Scan for hardware changes”. Once done, please check if the problem is resolved.

Method 3: How to update Realtek Camera Driver using Device Manager?

In case if camera driver is already installed but it is outdated and causing several camera issues due to outdated camera driver, then you can fix it by updating the camera driver.

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager” window, locate and expand “Imaging Devices”, “Cameras”, “Sound, video and game controllers” category

Step 2: Right-click on your webcam/camera device and select “Update Driver” option

Step 3: In the next window, select “Search automatically for updated driver software”

Step 4: This will automatically install the latest camera driver in your Windows device. Once done, restart your computer to save the changes and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 4: Remove problematic Windows 10 update to fix camera issues

Sometimes, “We can’t find your camera” Error and/or other similar camera issues occurs after applying a Windows 10 cumulative update. So, in this case, you need to remove the update to fix the problem.

Step 1: Press “Windows + I” keys together from keyboard to open “Settings” App

Step 2: In the opened “Settings” App, click on “Update & Security > Windows Update > View Update History > Uninstall updates”

Step 3: Select the most recent update and click on “Uninstall” button and then click “Yes” to confirm

Step 4: Wait to complete the process. Once done, please check if the problem is resolved.

Method 5: Restore previous version of Windows 10 to fix camera problem

If the current Windows update is causing camera related issue and you are unable to fix with above solution, then you can rollback your Windows 10 to previous version to fix.

Step 1: Open “Settings” App in Windows 10 device

Step 2: Go to “Update & Security > Recovery”

Step 3: Click on “Get Started” button under “Go back to previous version of Windows 10” section

Step 4: In next window, check any of the reasons available and click on “Next” and then click on “No, thanks” button

Step 5: Now, click on “Next > Next > Go back to earlier build” button

Step 6: Wait to complete the process. Once done, please check if the trouble is resolved.

Conclusion

I hope this article helped you to know about Realtek Camera Driver, how to update or reinstall drivers for your camera device on Windows 10 PC/laptop and how to fix Camera not working and/or similar issues. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. If this article really helped you, then you can share this post with others to help them.

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