First things first, Skype offers services of communication online, and can be installed for free. Register and create a login to be able to connect with your friends and family on a daily basis. You have an option of creating a contact book of those with Skype accounts and calling for free. The only requirement is a computer and a working Internet. In this guide, you can learn about the nature of this application, how to use it and how to install Skype on Windows.
How do I download Skype?
To install Skype on Windows, go their main website. It is perfectly safe for installation, as it is supported by PC Advisor. Look at the step-by-step guide on their page to download the application. Apple computers also support the application, so you can make the most of their services.
How do I set up Skype?
After the installation, a window with login and password details will appear. If you have no Skype account, go ahead and register. Press on “Create an account” and follow the steps on the screen.
How do I use Skype?
Before you begin, please ensure that your PC can work with Skype. Download the application to do so. The following conditions that need to be met in order to allow you to utilize their services to the maximum potential, have been published on their website:
- Windows XP with SP3, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10, both 32 and 64 OS.
- Connection to the Internet: the official representatives recommend broadband, as GPRS is not supported to be used for voice calls.
- Speakers and a microphone: whether they are built-in or come separately.
The broadband connection, which we personally advise is : 100 kbps both down and up.
In case you wish to arrange group calls with video, all participants in the group conversation need the fifth version of the programme for Windows or Mac or higher plus web cameras. To achieve the highest quality possible, use a connection of 4Mbps down / 512kbps up, as well as a PC with a processor called Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz. You want to have at least 512kbps down / 128kbps up and a PC with a processor of 1GHz.
The majority of recent Windows PCs exceed all the requirements above for Skype, but please double-check all the specifications on your computer just to be safe.
We assume that you have broadband- a quick Internet connection, using which you can make phone calls and keep browsing on the Internet at the same time. Unfortunately, if you have a dial-up connection, you will be unable to call on Skype.