Article ID : 00021570 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to set up and use the Skype service with the built-in camera on my VAIO computer.

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Follow these steps to set up and use the built-in camera with the Skype™ service.

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Search charm. Image

    NOTE:  The Windows Logo + Q key combination will also take you to the Search screen.

  2. In the Search screen, click the Apps category, and then click the Internet Explorer icon. Image
  3. In the Internet Explorer screen, right-click an empty section of the screen, and in the lower-right corner of the screen, click the Wrench (Page tools) icon and, from the menu, click View on the desktop. Image
  4. In the Internet Explorer screen, download and install the Skype software from the Skype web site at http://www.skype.com/download.
  5. Follow the on-screen Skype Setup Wizard directions to create a new account. Image

    IMPORTANT: During the Skype Setup process, you will be prompted to select the camera to use for video calls. When that prompt appears, click to select the Sony Visual Communication Camera.

  6. Once the Skype software has been downloaded and installed, restart the computer .
  7. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Search charm. Image

    NOTE:  The Windows Logo + Q key combination will also take you to the Search screen.

  8. In the Search screen, click the Apps category, and then click the Skype icon.
  9. Sign into the Skype service using the appropriate Skype ID and Password, and then click the Sign In button.
  10. In the Skype window, click to select the user you would like to call, and then click the Video call button. Image
  11. The user you have selected will receive a notification and prompted to Answer, Answer with Video or Decline your call. Image
  12. Once the selected user accept the invitation, the Video Conference will be enabled. Image

IMPORTANT: For assistance with any issues concerning the Skype service, in the Skype window, click Help, and then click Get Help: Answers and Support.