Speaking of frustrating day . . .
I had the technician check that I had installed my old but not used camera correctly. I don't know how he managed to get the moving picture of me on the screen, but yes, it works fine and all the pages that came up telling me the wizz bang things I could do now. But it didn't have a mic.
To save any more hassles I said, 'Uninstall it and I'll take the nice new one with the mic.' He installed that and I saw a moving picture of me on the screen.
At home I took a 'snap shot' and found it later saved in My Pictures. I looked for the wizz bang pages but there aren't any. I looked in Menu. The booklet said under File I'd find Save and some other features. All I found was 'Exit'. In another folder I can 'Capture' and 'Stop Capture' but I can't find it anywhere and there's no sound.
After hours of fiddling with Movie Maker I found I could record my voice and save it to Movie Maker somehow. But that was accidental and despite the amount of smiling and moving around in front of the camera, no picture appeared, anywhere.
Skype! I am barred because my user name (I tried many and finally settled for my full name) and my birthday are both invalid. duh. I was close to putting two feet through the monitor, but realized just in time that it wasn't the screen's fault.
Tried to set up a website, but my new username and passowrd didn't match. Urgh. Happily, around 2:30am I has some success and the website is ready for content. Will leave the Home page till last, but on the other two 'Tips' and 'Books' I have placed a few pics and some text. Not really ready for visitors yet.
Off to hear my son and grandson in their band at a Yatch Club nearby. so must rush.
I take my hat off to all the computer wizzards who follow the simple instructions and find they work.