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How do you disable an integrated camera windows 7

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  1. dominodemon

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    How do you disable an integrated camera on Windows 7 when there is no imaging device in the device manger folder?
     
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    I went into the BIOS and disabled our laptop's integrated cameras from there.
     
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    Unless there's a physical on/off switch, anything that can be turned on or off via software (of which BIOS is software), can be hacked to be turned on. That's why in secure environments where laptops (as far as I know) can not be ordered without having a web cam, the above physical barrier is used. The HP laptop I was given from my company actually has that physical shutter/barrier built in to the housing of the screen from the factory.
     
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    zx10guy, I also have 3 of those and used two of them on our laptops. So I'm covered both ways: disabled in BIOS and a cover over the webcam.
     
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