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How to disable a built in Web camera

The most reliable way to disable a built in web camera is to disable it in device manager.

Open Device Manager and locate the camera. There may be more than one and may appear in various places, for example under Imaging devices or System devices:



Right click the device and select ‘Disable’.

If you wish to prevent users enabling the webcam you will need to create a limited user account for the user and password protect the administrator account.

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