This is a big problem. I have a Dell XPS 15 Notebook L521x model and after windows 10 neither the web cam nor the integratedd microphone appear to work. In my case neither of these devices show up in "Device Manager" (for example, I do not have an "Imaging Devices" entry in Device Manager. I have managed to get the whole rest of the system working but I cannot use Cortana without the internal mic, and I am a little upset that I cannot skype.
Dell indicated that this model laptop was "Windows 10 Ready" - this should be fixed and instructions should be updated on this thread to explain how to get it working. Come on Dell - make it right for your customers.
Here is the solution for most everyone......
The driver is the generic Microsoft one. That is ok.
IF YOU HAVE A DELL...... Install the latest edition of Dell's Web Cam software. I have Release Candidate 1.1. I'm sure there is a new one by now. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N2X8D
IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BRAND.... Install that brands webcam software and follow the instructions below.
After installing the webcam software, go to the webcam software program folder and look towards the bottom and find the webcam software executable. Right click and go to properties and under the compatibility tab choose Windows 7.
Hit apply and ok.
Start your Dell WebCam software up and it should work just fine.
Let me know if this helped.
I also cannot find my webcam when I use window 8.1
Lucky, I found out solution
"disable "Intel 7 Series/C216 Chipset .... - 1E26" and enable again."
For anyone who met problem like me:
I've got the same problem on my XPS L501X laptop integral webcam stopped working after installing windows 10 updates on 31st dec 2015
i have the same problem too!
i heard that the driver for the integrated webcam on alienware m11x series can not be find anywhere!
just dell or alienware can help us with this issues but there is no any kind of webcam driver for alienware m11x series
Running a Dell Inspiron 14 N4050
Running Win 7
Lost everything, Programs and Data.
Replaced HDD and reinstalled Win 7 -> Device Manager showed no Integrated Cam AND integrated Mic not working
upgraded to Win 10 in the hope that it would have all the new drivers
Still no Integrated Cam showing or Mic operating.
Tried to update BIOS - wouldn't flash.
Tried Dell Support webpage. Cannot run test on webcam because it cannot see it.
Tried DIAGNOSTICS from Bios on start up... cannot see a webcam.
I have tried every fix posted on the net to no avail.
This is hopeless. Between Micro$oft and Dell I am well and truly buggered.
If you can help I'd be very pleased to say the least. Thanks in advance....
Just as a possible further fix for people who are still having issues, try disabling fast start up. The problem seems to exist due to power not getting to the webcam usb quick enough.