The world is coming closer and physical distances have stopped being a barrier due to the technological advancements that have happened over the years. Communication has become easily possible and that too, at cheap costs. The long-distance relationships, communicating telephonically and keeping in touch with the close ones, family and friends have become really easy.

The technology we are talking about is webcams and teleconferencing software such as Windows Live Messenger. In the past few years, built-in webcams have become the standard for most laptops being manufactured. Actually, even the most inexpensive, off the shelf laptops have webcams built-in. The software maker provides the chat program as a free service. The thing is that it makes use of webcams and allows users to place and receive audio as well as video calls to interact with other Windows chat users. It is possible for you to set up a built-in webcam for working with the chat program in just a few minutes.

Here are the Windows live technical support instructions to guide you:


You need to click on the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner of your system screen and enter Windows Live Messenger.

  • Then, you need to press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Then, you can sign in with your Windows Live account information. In case you have not already signed up for an account, you will require clicking on Sign up and following the on-screen instructions for creating an account and sign into messenger.
  • Then, you need to click on the Show Menu button located near the top of the Messenger window. You will see that the button is unlabeled, but is located on the extreme right of the window. After that, go to the Search Contacts box.
  • Then, you need to click on the Tools menu and select the Audio and video setup.
  • After that, you need to click on the Next button on the speaker and microphone setup page.
  • Then, you need to select the built-in webcam from the drop-down box on the webcam setup page.
  • On clicking Webcam Settings, you can adjust the brightness, contrast and other visual settings. Then, click on OK.
  • Then, hit Finish.
  • You need to click on Show Menu icon, and then navigate to the Actions menu and then select Video and select Start a video call option.
  • When you double-click on the contact with whom you want to make a video call, you will be able to initiate the teleconference.

I hope this Windows live support guide helped.

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