how to setup skype

How to setup Skype
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This guide is part of the Skype series

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Make: skype setup

Model / Product: Windows PC

Version: 4.2.0.169

Objective / Info: Complete Skype setup following a successful installation and first time use. See the "How to download and install Skype" guide above or installation.


1
Launch Skype by clicking the icon on the start menu or desktop.

2
You may see the welcome screen. If you do not see the welcome screen, click the "Help" option on the menu then press the "Welcome Screen" option.
  Note : The welcome screen can also be seen following an installation of Skype.

3
Click the "check your sound works" option to configure your microphone, speakers, and web cam.
4
Click the "Test Speakers" button.
5
Press the very large "Press me" button and listen for a sound to be played through your speakers.
6
If you heard the sound press the "Yes" button.
  Note : If you did not press the no button and follow the troubleshooting instructions.

7
Now, click the "Test Microphone" button.
8
Make some noise and watch for the green bars movement. If it moves, press the "Yes" button.
  Note : If the green bar does not move press the no button and follow the troubleshooting instructions.

9
If you have a web camera connected to your computer then skip to step 12 if not click the "Make a test call" button.
10
Single left click the "Echo" option in your contact list.
11
Click the call button to the right. You should be provided with instructions for making a test phone call using Skype to confirm it is working.
  Note : Click the "Exit this guide" button when the test call is completed.

12
If you are planning to use a web cam and need to test it, click the "Test Video" button.
  Note : Make sure your web cam is plugged in first.

13
You Skype setup should now be complete, if not you should review these steps.
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