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Using HP MyRoom to Connect with People over the Internet

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This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers with an Internet connection.
HP MyRoom enables you to meet with contacts over the Internet. In a meeting you can share video and audio as well as share a portion or all of the desktop. HP MyRoom is available as a free download from HP.

Installing HP MyRoom

Follow these steps to install HP MyRoom on the computer:
  1. Click the HP MyRoom installation icon ( ) on the desktop (select models only)
    OR
    Open a Web browser and go to https://www.rooms.hp.com/myroom .
    The MyRoom download page opens.
  2. Select your language, and then click Download Now .
    Figure 1: MyRoom download page
    Image of MyRoom download page
  3. If a Security Warning window opens, click Run .
    Figure 2: Security Warning window
    Image of Security Warning window
  4. Click Next .
    Figure 3: HP MyRoom Setup Wizard
    Image of HP MyRoom Setup Wizard
  5. Continue clicking Next until the installation is complete.
  6. Click Close .
    Figure 4: Installation complete
    Image of Installation Complete window
  7. If a message displays to restart the computer, save all open files and close all programs, then click Yes to finish installation.
    Figure 5: Restart message
    Image of restart message

Creating an HP MyRoom account

Before you can communicate with others using HP MyRoom, you must set up an account. Follow these steps to create an HP MyRoom account:
  1. Click the HP MyRoom icon ( ) on the desktop
    OR
    Click Start , All Programs , HP MyRoom , then click HP MyRoom .
  2. Accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Continue .
    Figure 6: End User License Agreement
    Image of the MyRoom End User License Agreement
  3. Click Create New Account .
    Figure 7: MyRoom
    Image of HP MyRoom
  4. Enter your name, email address and a password. Select your language, then click Create Account .
    Figure 8: Create New Account
    Image of Create New Account window
  5. Check your email inbox for a message from HP MyRoom detailing how to activate your account. Follow the instructions to activate the account.
    NOTE:It may take several minutes for the email to reach your inbox. Depending on your account settings, the email may also go to the spam or junk mail folder.

Using MyRoom

Use these steps to use HP MyRoom to communicate with contacts via two-way video chat and Voice Over IP (VOIP). You can also share your desktop with a contact.
  1. Use one of the following methods to open MyRoom:
    • Click the HP MyRoom icon ( ) on the desktop.
    • Click the HP MyRoom icon ( ) on the taskbar.
    • Click Start , All Programs , HP MyRoom , then click HP MyRoom .
  2. Enter your email address and password, then click Sign In .
    Figure 9: MyRoom sign-in page
    Image of the Sign-in page
Follow these steps to add a contact:
  1. Click the Add Contact button ( ).
  2. Enter the email address of the contact, then click Add .
    Figure 10: Add Contact
    Image of Add Contact window
  3. The other person receives a message from MyRoom. Once the request is accepted, the two of you are contacts.
    Figure 11: Do you want to accept contact?
    Image of Contact Acceptance window
Follow these steps to meet with a contact:
  1. Select the contact you want to meet and then click the Meet with button.
    Figure 12: Meet with contact
    Image of MyRoom
    The meeting window opens.
  2. Use the controls to talk to the contact, share video (web cam required) or share the desktop. Select all
    Figure 13: Meeting
    Image of Meeting window
    1 - Microphone
    2 - Speakers
    3 - Video
    4 - Desktop Sharing
Follow these steps to share your desktop:
  1. Select the contact you want to meet and then click the Meet with button.
    Figure 14: Meet with contact
    Image of MyRoom
    The meeting window opens.
  2. Click the Desktop Sharing button.
    Figure 15: Desktop Sharing button
    Image of Meeting Window, showing Desktop Sharing button
  3. Drag or stretch the window to cover the area you want to share, then click Start Sharing . You can resize the window at any time.
    Figure 16: Start Sharing
    Image of the Start Sharing window
    You are now sharing an area of the desktop with your contact.
    Figure 17: Desktop Sharing
    Image of desktop sharing
Follow these steps to email a contact:
  1. Select the contact you want to meet and then click the Email button.
    Figure 18: Email button
    Image of MyRoom, showing the Email button
  2. The default email program opens with the contact's address already entered.
Follow these steps to delete a contact:
  1. Select the contact you want to meet and then click the Delete Contact button.
    Figure 19: Delete Contact
    Image of MyRoom, showing the Delete Contact button
  2. Click OK to delete the contact.
    Figure 20: Remove contact
    Image of Remove contact window

MyRoom Settings

Click the Settings icon ( ) to open MyRoom Settings.
Figure 21: MyRoom Settings
Image of MyRoom Settings window
Use the following sections to view and change MyRoom settings.
Change the name that displays to your contacts and change the MyRoom language.
Figure 22: Name or Language
Image of Name or Language Settings window
Change your email address.
Figure 23: Email Address
Image of Email Address Settings window
Change the MyRoom password.
Figure 24: Password
Image of Password Settings window
Set the sound input (microphone) and output (speakers, headphones) devices.
Figure 25: Audio
Image of Audio Settings window
Set the video capture device and bitrate. A higher bitrate provides better quality video but requires a faster connection.
Figure 26: Video
Image of Video Settings window
If required by your Internet service provider (ISP), enter the proxy authentication information.
Figure 27: Connection
Image of Connection Settings window
To enter the Proxy and Port information, remove the check next to Let MyRoom find its own connection .
Figure 28: Connection Methods
Image of Connection Settings window
Set the following options:
  • Run MyRoom when Windows starts
  • Logon automatically when MyRoom is launched
  • Show online contacts only
  • Show popup message when a contact comes online
  • Play sound when a contact comes online
  • Play sound when chat message arrives
  • Flash when chat message arrives
  • Receive Desktop Sharing in a popup window
  • Minutes before status changes to away when inactive
Figure 29: Options
Image of Options Settings window

HP MyRoom Troubleshooting

Use the following sections to troubleshoot problems with HP MyRoom.

I never received a confirmation email from HP MyRoom.

If you do not receive a confirmation email from HP MyRoom, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:
  1. Check your email Spam or Junk Mail folder.
  2. Perform the steps in Creating an HP MyRoom account again, making sure to type the correct email address.
  3. Create an HP MyRoom account again, using a different email address.

I cannot sign into HP MyRoom.

If you cannot sign into HP MyRoom, follow the instructions for the message that displays:
  • User not found
    Did you activate your HP MyRoom account using the email sent to the account you used to sign up? If not, check your email inbox for the message and activate the account. If you did not receive an email, perform the steps in Creating an HP MyRoom account again.
    If you have activated your HP MyRoom account, make sure you typed the email address correctly and then try to sign in again.
  • Invalid Password
    Enter the password again, making sure to type it exactly as you entered it when you created your account. The password is case-sensitive. If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot Password? on the HP MyRoom Sign-In page.

I forgot my password.

If you forget your password, click Forgot Password? on the HP MyRoom Sign-In page. Instructions on resetting the password are sent to your email address. You may need to check the Spam or Junk Mail folder.
Figure 30: HP MyRoom Sign-In page
Image of HP MyRoom Sign-In page

I cannot connect to HP MyRoom.

If you can sign in, but not connect to HP MyRoom, perform the following steps:
  1. Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet.
  2. If required by your Internet Service Provider, enter the Proxy information to enable access to HP MyRoom:
    1. Click the Settings icon ( ) to open HP MyRoom Settings.
    2. Click Connection .
      Enter the proxy authentication information.
      Figure 31: Connection
      Image of Connection Settings window
      To enter the Proxy and Port information, remove the check next to Let MyRoom find its own connection .
      Figure 32: Connection Methods
      Image of Connection Settings window
    3. Click Save .
    4. Try to connect to HP MyRoom again.

I cannot send video using HP MyRoom.

Follow these steps to troubleshoot problems sending video:
  1. Test the video device using MyRoom settings:
    1. Click the Settings icon ( ) to open MyRoom Settings.
    2. Click Video .
    3. Select the video capture device, and then click Test Video .
      Figure 33: Video
      Image of Video Settings window
    4. If video displays, the capture device is working correctly in HP MyRoom. If the video does not display, continue to the next step.
  2. Use a different program to make sure the video device is working. For more information, see Troubleshooting Webcams in Windows 7 .

I cannot send audio using HP MyRoom

Follow these steps to troubleshoot problems using the microphone in HP MyRoom:
  1. Test the microphone using MyRoom settings:
    1. Click the Settings icon ( ) to open MyRoom Settings.
    2. Click Audio .
    3. Set the sound input (microphone) device, and then click Test Audio .
      Figure 34: Audio
      Image of Audio Settings window
    4. Speak into the microphone. The voice level should move above the white threshold line. If it does move above the line, HP MyRoom is recognizing the microphone. If it does not, try moving up the level. If the level still does not rise above the line, continue with the next step.
      Figure 35: Audio Testing
      Image of Audio Testing window
  2. Test the microphone using Windows Sound Recorder.
    1. Plug the microphone into the computer.
    2. Click Start , All Programs , Accessories , and select Sound Recorder .
    3. Click Start Recording (the red circle) and speak into the microphone.
      Figure 36: Sound Recorder initial screen
    4. When finished recording, click Stop Recording .
      Figure 37: Sound Recorder while recording
      A save screen automatically opens.
    5. Type a filename and click Save . A file of type WAV or WMA is created in the Documents folder.
      Figure 38: Sound Recorder Save As screen
      Image of Sound Recorder Save As screen
    6. Find and double-click the filename of your recording to play back the recorded sound. The file should play from the sound software that is associated with the audio file type - either WAV or WMA. You can open the sound file using Windows Media Player.
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