The Windows 10 operating system comes with a package of pre-installed programs, including Skype. So, if you installed Windows 10 on your computer or laptop, just open Skype and use it by logging in to your account with your username and password.
If you previously uninstalled Skype from Windows 10, then there are several ways to install Skype on Windows 10. We will consider the easiest way – installing Skype through the Windows store. It is free, fast and should not cause problems.
Find Microsoft Store in the program list. It can be found in at least 3 places – open the start menu and view the program list or click the quick launch bar, as well as among the attached programs at the bottom of the screen. Click on the store icon to launch it. In the upper part of the window in the search field, enter “Skype”.
Click Skype in the list of found programs.
Click the “Get” button to download Skype to your computer.
Skype download from the Microsoft Store and installation will begin . The “Download Skype” notification will appear on the screen.
Wait for the installation to complete.
As soon as Skype is fully installed in your system, you can see a line “This product is installed” and an open button. Also, you can see a quick launch button will appear at the bottom of the screen.
After starting, you will see an invitation screen, where you will be asked to login your existing Skype account or create a new one if you do not have it yet. Click on the button – “Login or create.”
If you already have had a Skype account, you can use your username and password for access. If this is your first time using Skype, let’s create your Skype account. Click on the “Create” link.
You will be asked to create an account using your phone number or via email. It will be easier to use email to work with Skype. Click on the “Use Email Address” link.
We have 2 options – you can use an existing email or create a new email with outlook.com domain. Let’s try to create a new address. Click on the “Get a new email address” link.
Choose the name of your mailbox from дatin letters and numbers. Enter it in the appropriate field and click “Next.” Create a strong password of latin letters, numbers, symbols, enter it without spaces in the password field. On the same screen you can check the box “I want to receive information, tips and suggestions for Microsoft products and services” – after that, you can recive newsletter from Microsoft support to the mailbox you specified during registration. After that, click “Next”
Set your name and surname – this data will be visible in the program interface and your friends will be able to identify you when searching for contacts. After that, click “Next”
Set your birth date, remember that in order to access some Microsoft products you must be of legal age or have your parents permission. Pay attention to which year of birth you indicated. After that, click “Next”
Pass the humanity test – enter the captcha characters in the field below on line without spaces. After that, click the “Next” button.
After that, the setup of your account will begin. You can skip this step by clicking on the “Skip” link in the upper right corner of the settings window and return to it later from the settings menu in the program. But it’s better to do it right now and start using the messenger. To do this, click the “Continue” button.
Allow Skype to access your contacts. If you use the same email in Skype and in the account settings on your smartphone, it will be easier for you to find the necessary contacts and contact them. Click the “Yes” button and then the “Continue” button.
Set your profile picture, it could be your photo, or any other picture that you like. Remember that the picture must be with the extension .jpg. Select the desired picture in the explorer and click the “Open” button. You can any time change the picture to another according to your taste from the program settings menu. After that, click the “Continue” button.
After that, the program will begin to configure and test sound and video equipment. If a microphone and a camera are already connected to your device, Skype will configure it in automatic mode. If not, then you can skip these steps and return to them after connecting the microphone and camera from the program settings menu. Click the “Continue” button.
The program checks the camera configuration if camera is turn on, but in this case we don’t have the camera yet. Click the “Continu”e button.
Finally, we got into the program interface and we are ready to communicate with friends. You can fill in the field with a short signature that will be visible by your friends in Skype. In the line “Tell your friends about your plans” write a few words about yourself. You can change this signature as many times as you like. To start a conversation, click the “Start a conversation” button.
Find at least one contact to communicate with. To do this, enter your friend’s name or his Skype name in the search field and select the proper contact in the contact list. Chat with your friend will begin.
Press the “Say hi” button, Skype will send your friend an invitation – a short message about what you would like to chat with him.
You can write an additional message for your friend in the chat, but until he accepts the invitation, you will not be able to see his status.
If your friend accepts the invitation – he will chat with you- you can see his messages. You can also add other contacts which you want to communicate via Skype.
That’s all – now you know how to download and install Skype.
Authors: TroubleFix.net team