Microsoft Disables Features to Get Surface Pro X Cameras Working Again

From PC Mag: Microsoft issued a temporary fix for the camera problems experienced by Surface Pro X owners, but it's far from perfect.

Cameras on the Microsoft Surface Pro X stopped working on May 23 due to Windows error "0xA00F4271 (0x80004005)." Now, as The Verge reports, Microsoft issued a temporary fix to get the cameras working again, but it comes at the cost of some features and image quality.

In a support note for the fix, Microsoft explains that the temporary workaround "might disable some features of the camera or lower the image quality but should allow the camera to function until the issue is resolved by the device manufacturer with an updated camera driver." So while your camera may work again, don't expect the same experience as before it stopped working.

The Camera app is failing to load on devices using the Qualcomm 8cx Gen 1, Qualcomm 8cx Gen 2, Microsoft SQ1, and Microsoft SQ2 processors. The temporary fix requires running a registry command from the Command Prompt as an administrator followed by restarting your Windows device (see the support note above for step-by-step instructions).

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