Many users have been experiencing problems in the WinRT version of Skype on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with Skype not loading at all. Turns out, it’s a bug in the Webcam Privacy settings in the new Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9860. Microsoft has provided a solution to fix it:
- Close the Skype App
- Launch “PC settings”
- Select “Privacy”
- Select “Webcam”
- Locate Skype in the app list and move the slider to the “On” position
This problem has been only reported in the Modern UI Skype app, those that are using the desktop variant (stable or beta) should be fine. Just to clear things up,WinRT is the Windows Runtime that is the foundation of Modern UI (metro) apps. It doesn't mean Windows RT, but Windows RT does include WinRT. But so does full Windows. If that is confusing, just think 'Modern UI' app when you hear the term 'WinRT.'