I recently purchased a laptop HP Envy 5, Nvida graphics card with i5 processor, 8 gb of ram and windows 8.1
It sometimes happens that I have to use the webcam (I have a microsoft hd3000) and mainly use skype to talk with my parents who live far away from me.
I tried to install the drivers from the Microsoft site, connect the webcam when prompted, restart the webcam but it did not go. By removing the driver, restarting, and simply hanging up the webcam (without installing the driver, in practice self-recognition), the webcam worked perfectly.
Switch off, power on the next day and the webcam works but the colors unpacked, red becomes purple, white, yellow, in short all busted. What can 'be?
I have a Vaio too with windows 7 and it works great.