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Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

Q: Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

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A: Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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Skype-Modern App

Ok, I'm using the Modern Skype app and I want to change my picture.
So I click on my user pic and I am taken to My Pictures folder.
But I don't wanna be there, so I "Go Up" to the Users Folder and
click/open Play. But I do not see App Data listed.

What I would like to do is browse to this specific folder
without leaving the Modern Skype app.

c:\Users\Play\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures\

Why?
Because that is where the picture I wish to use is located.

I am well aware that I could drop out of the Modern interface
and copy/move the file from there to the My Pictures folder.
But why is one 'forced?' to take that extra step?

So I guess the bottom line question is this....

How does one SHOW hidden files and folders and then
NAVIGATE to them within the Windows 8 Modern interface???

A:Skype-Modern App

Hello WinD....

First off, I'm not a Metro person so could you explain how you were able to get that view? I can't seem to duplicate it?

Next, have you tried enabling "show hidden files and folders" in the explorer view? Maybe those settings are global and will carry over to Metro? See screenshot:

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so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

A:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium
 

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Dear
 
I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
 
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
 
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
 
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
 
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
 
 
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
 
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
 
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
 
 
 
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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so i downloaded skype 2 days ago. i installed it but when i try to start it it just says:serious error during installation,and closes.i try to uninstall it for re-install byt then it says:installer has insufficient privileges to modify file c/program file/skype/desktop.ini.i go to that location and it has no desktop.ini named file.i try to start it again it says something like path doesnt exist. help? i am administrator on computer i have vista.suggestions,question etc. is mostly welcome here
 

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So simply put, I cannot use skype for desktop. The app version that is preinstalled, I can't use because it drives me insane so uninstalled it, however, it IS STILL blocking skype for desktop from working. I've attached a screeenshot to show you what I mean.

Is there a way to get rid of the app version of skype since clearly uninstalling it did nothing.

Just to provide a bit more info, no, I am NOT already signed in on my pc.

EDIT: More info, once it "breaks" it starts a skype process which I cannot kill until reboot.

A:W8 app blocks SKYPE FOR DESKTOP

Sign in to Skype on any other computer or smartphone, open chat with anybody and send:

Code:
/remotelogout


That should log you out from all sessions except for the current one.

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Must turn microphone on & off to maintain voice on Skype.  Picture will start to flash after a period of time.  Have spent much time with Dell representative on this audio problem ( their solution is to back up files then do a total reset on the machine.  This is ridiculous.

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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.
 

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For the past week my desktop icons (only those that are viewed from the desktop and not from within Explorer) are showing up with a Skype logo over top of the correct icon associated with the file (pdf, mp3, txt, and folders) but not exe files, shortcuts,
Recycle Bin, Computer, or Network.  Oddly enough I just realized that some of the icons for folders on the desktop are correct and some are with the Skype icon and 2 mp4 files are not overwritten...weird!

Of course, I've uninstalled Skype, replaced the shell32.dll with the one from the Windows 7 CD, deleted the IconCache.db file after editing the registry to increase the max icon cache to 2048. I've run Norton AV and MalwareBytes scans with nothing found
(rebooting after each previous step, btw).  I've wasted several days on this to no avail...can anyone help me?! TIA!!
Rod

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So I have a problem with a fake update pop-up. It's the last thing that's left from something else, I do not recall exactly what it was, but Mobogenie does sound familiar. I wanted to download a program that allowed me to open a file (I thought it was some sort of text file I needed for a thesis in school, but it turned out to be a frikkin picture, so I got nothing for my troubles!), and apart for letting me open the file, it installed a bunch of other crap. It messed with my Chrome, and made their own search engine my primary. I removed all of it (using what little skill I have: basic search, CCcleaner and Norton Antivirus scan, and after that everything seemed fine. 
 
However, I have these pesky pop-ups that tells me to download the latest updates for various programs, and I can't seem to find where this program is hiding?! 
 
It pops up every now and then (I use Skype quite a lot, and it seems to pop up after I quit the program. Not always though.), and it's a greyish pop-up in the right-hand corner of my desktop. It says that there are new updates available, and it's clickable. I did click it once to see where it took me, and I landed on a download page for a bunch of crap. So no, it doesn't even send me to a fake Adobe/Skype page. I can click the "x", which I have been doing for a while now. I thought I would be able to find the .exe, but so far I've come up empty handed.I am on Windows 7 Ultimate, and this pop-up does NOT appear whilst browsing, it ... Read more

A:Bullbleep "Download Adobe/Skype update!" pop-up on my desktop?!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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My It guru just reinstalled Skype for me, and is now somewhere far away.
I just realized that this fragment from Skype's dropdown for Tools is now stuck firmly on my desktop, and it overrides everything - or perhaps I mean it stays on top of everything I open.
Does anyone have any understanding of this, please ? - and can you advise me how to get it off the desktop ?
 

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When I double click any of the following to open them, I immediately get the message:
"[program] has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem."
Followed soon after by: "[Program] has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
 
So far, I have found that each of the following all experience the same when I try to
start them: Skype, McAfee, Desktop Windows Manager and Microsoft Help & Support.
 
It was suggested that I try to remove malware. I have not paid for a program to do so yet.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Skype but not the others. I first noticed this when I
tried to use Skype yesterday. I hadn't used it since July.

A:(McAfee/Skype/Desktop Windows Mgr/MS Help&Support) has stopped working

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I recently did an unusually long Windows update that took about an hour in total, and once my computer was running again, Windows gadgets said "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" and then I tried to open Skype which also said "Skype has stopped working". I tried updating Java, a second Windows update, uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, advanced uninstalling Skype and reinstalling, but nothing I'm doing seems to be having any effect. I'm completely out of ideas, and was hoping someone could help me to solve this?

A:After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Bump. This is at 100 views with no one offering any advice. I'm really stuck here, I've exhausted everything that I know how to do to fix faulty computers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.

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Q: Skype

Hello,Skpe does not work. As soon as  I try to start Skype, my computer shuts down and it gives me a blue screen. Whenever I try to upgrade the software, it says it cant. I get error code 654 and error code 643. I've tried to uninstall and it says skype is not found. Any ideas?

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Someone please help! I have Skype on both my laptop and my iPhone and overnight I got the notifications through Skype on my iPhone that I had got 3 new messages (from someone who is NOT currently a contact but is someone I do know). When I opened the Skype app on my phone, none of the messages showed up, and they were gone from my notifications. I had not gotten the chance to read them. I then updated the app, and I could see 1 out of the 3 messages, but only 1. I checked Skype on my laptop, but it is the same--I can only see that 1 message, not the rest of them. (Skype is updated on my computer). I've tried everything I can think of. Please help, I really need to read those messages. Skype customer support is completely unavailable and/or nonexistent.
 

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A friend has recommended Skype to me. He as it turns your computer into another phone (or that's what I thought he said). Always eager for a bargain (and with two teenage daughters it seemed a way of possibly keeping the home line open more frequently) I went to their website. The only thing that worries me is that it describes itself as a P2P.... is this like Kazaa and will I be opening up my computer to all the crapware that I've just freed my computer from?

Anybody's advice would be much appreciated. Thanks !

A:Anyone know of Skype?

Just make sure that u do not get Kazaa with it. I think that it is possible to d/l Skype by itself. And as always read the end user license agreement. I am a little wary of it since it is is..... Reuters....the newest venture of Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, co-founders of Kazaa and Altnet, a secure peer-to-peer network.My personal opinion is that I'd steer clear of it.

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When I open up my computer I always get the Skype page. How can I prevent this.

Pete
 

A:Skype on log on

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HI

OK, I already installed Skype a couple of months ago.
Then yesterday, I received an email telling me about the better new quality video of Skype 2, and encouraging me to download it which I did

But, the new Skype 2 'box' has appeaered on my Desktop but when I go intall it it doesn't seem to happen...? Am I supposed to delete the earlier version?

Not sure how to proceed.
 

A:what do do about SKYPE 2...?

hmmmmm. not sure why this hasn't been replied to?
 

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I get a message that audio and video calls are not supported on my os











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:why cant i use skype with my os

Yes, Skype is still not supporting video or calls on Chromebooks.Skype issue.

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can i use phone cards with skype

and does anyone knoe any 1 800 toll free numbers that connect for skype

ex. I use collect but i want different ones for USA and Canada
 

A:Need Skype Help

you might find this article interesting about the VoSky Call Center

The VoSky Call Center from ActionTec connects a Windows PC to your phone line for use with the Skype Internet calling service. It can even route calls to and from your cellphone.
Yet somehow, Skype is changing everything. Twenty-five million people are using it to make free calls, much to the annoyance of the phone companies. College students call home and friends with it. Business travelers keep in touch with the family. Visitors to the United States chit-chat with their buddies in Europe, Japan or wherever. The software free from skype.com and available for Mac, Windows, Linux and PocketPC is pitifully easy to use, and the sound quality is more like FM radio than a phone call.

Skype's popularity has caused some impressive ripples in the fabric of business and society. The word is now a verb, la Google ("Have your people Skype my people"). Last fall, eBay bought Skype for $1.3 billion and 32.4 million shares of eBay stock. And most intriguing of all, an entire industry of Skype accessories has sprung up.


But one niggling footnote continues to dog Skype: to make free calls, you and your conversation partner must both sit there in front of your computers, nerdlike, wearing headsets. You can call regular telephones, but that's not free. (Rates are complicated, but 2.1 cents a minute is typical.) And you still have to sit handcuffed to your computer.

Wouldn't it be nic... Read more

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Okay so.Since I got my laptop in December, skype hasn't worked on it. When I say it doesn't work, I mean it loads up fine, responds quickly, I can send messages fine, but the moment I call somebody, the audio of not only the skype call but also every other program on my computer becomes slow, robotic and unintelligable. Along with this, my skype partner can't hear my voice unless they turn their audio to 100%. You'd think this is a skype problem as when I call on google hangouts or something similar, I don't have this issue. I contacted skype support but that was about as useful as talking to a brick wall with a representative badge. Someone even suggested it was my skype account that was causing this, but it works perfectly on my mobile, on other laptops and on my desktop. (I know you'll say just use skype on those! but I don't have the patience to sit beside a power outlet all day as skype drains mobile charge in 0.2 seconds, and my desktop headphone input is broken.)Pleeeeease somebody help as it's incredibly frustrating being unable to use skype on my laptop!   

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Hello Y'all. I've just installed a bunch of Windows updates but declined the offer of the latest Skype version that was bundled in until I have asked around to see if it is good for W7 or is creating problems as I am certain I won't be able to back if I don't like it. Anyone any experience of this latest version KB2876229 with W7?

A:New Skype

Seems to work fine here - although I don't use Skype all that much.

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Q: skype

I am trying to get skype to run on my computer, when I test I can hear the voice most of the time but it will not play back my message I am running XP pro. I have I set it up right.
as I think can you help
 

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Q: Skype

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this.For some reason I have noticed that when I log onto my computer Skype no longer seems to come online automatically.The icon in my desktop tray just remains in black and white and it just says connecting when I hover the mouse over it.If I try to change my status to online nothing seems to happen.This has only seemed to come about recently.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Q: Skype

Hi Guys,

Anyone know abt this software skype ?

I having problem with this skype. Chatting no problem with my Laptop.
But if someone call in or i call out to talk.. The Laptop will totally HANG my SYSTEM !!!

I can't do my work. It totally HANG. I can'r press Ctrl, Alt & Del button to reset.

I have to power off and On again to get it work.

Pls help if anyone know how to solve this problem.

THanx
 

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Hi All

Well the things (Skype) is not even installed and I keep getting notification about being added to some very unsavoury people.

How do I protect myself from this please, as it is becoming very annoying.

Thx People.

A:Help Skype

I haven't tried this yet, but someone on the Skype forums said to set your age to 13. Microsoft protects anyone under 16 from unwanted contacts. But you have to be at least 13 to use the service. It might work.

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Hi I just installed a sound and audio program it is based in the UK and it is used all over the world it downloaded fine it is called Skype.com .I have a friend that uses it to talk and also watsh her families in Australia ,Scotland and Texas and they say it is really great,I am in the process of checking if I have all the necessary equipment in my computer as I read somewhere I would maybe need to have a dual core processor and I am not sure if I do I have a pretty up to date computer about maybe 2,1/2 to 3yrs old it is a dell intel[r]pentium[r]4cpu 2.53ghz versionx86family 15 model 2 stepping 4 speed 2519 mhz windows xp home 2 gig memory 300gig hd bios version can I run this Skype program I am just a learner can any of you guys help me ,thank you matsui 55.
 

A:Skype.com

You should be able to run the Skype
 

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Hi Hope I have the right forum ...I had Skype open and did I hit the keyboard?? Well I do not know but Skype is now completely of a language I do not understand and it seems to have turned itself on the screen....Can any body advise me please on how to get it back or has my Skype been taken Over ...Thanks Mk

A:Skype...What have I done?

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA7...indows-desktop

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Q: Skype

I am using Win Pro XP SP 3. When I go on line with Skype 4.1 it disconnects me from the internet. Using an older version 3.6.0.248 it works perfectly. Using any version above 3.6 still disconnects from the internet. I am using Siemens Speed stream 4200 modem with updated firmware. Any suggestions as to this problem?
 

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Q: Skype

Hi All

Cant get Skype to work on my PC. It use to work until Monday this week, when it just stop working completely. I have try uninstalling and reinstalling, but nothing works. Please advise

Thanks in advance
 

A:Skype

I just tried it 2 days ago I to cannot get it to work
having sound device errors cannot find souind device
machine slow to respond can't get into any other porgram
internet quits
removed skype all ok again had to delete a ton of reg entries that where not removed with standard uninstall
 

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One of the kids has just installed Skype. What could it possibly be used for? It looks to me to be some sort of app that lets you make phone calls to other PCs. Is this better than texting or instant messaging? Just wondering what is gained by using this. We have unlimited texting and calling on the cell phones...so I'm confused. Any input would be appreciated.
 

A:What is Skype? Why Skype?

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As someone completely new to Skype and considering using it for small business purposes, I would ideally like to experiment with this means of communication between a couple of my own laptops connected through my wireless router. Can anyone familiar with Skype please explain whether this is possible and, if so, how it can be achieved. Any constructive advice and assistance gratefully appreciated.
 

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Q: Skype

When i had the original Acer software i could use Skyype,now i havs Vista Business,i set Skype up but the sound wont work .The computer works with voice recognition,but when i try Skype it cancels the microphone,when i reset,there is no Apply button highlighted,so no microphone/sound. This was never a problem with the Acer installed version.

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Q: skype

using windows 8.1 and ie 11
suddenly........................am not able to get Skype to open fully
cannot make calls
they keep asking me to sign in ove and ove again
am afraid to un-install and then e-install for fear of losing my address book
what's the answer ????
herb
 

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Q: Skype

I have not had my new PC with Vista 32 much more than 2 months. I have recently down loaded version 4 of Skype.

Has anyone any idea how to get around the following problems?

1. The PC speakers do not ring when there is an incoming conact call despite setting up as per Skype: Tools=Options-Audio Settings and ticking the 'Ring PC Speaker' box. The speakers work when they are tested on Skype call back or play music!

2. My house phones ring (albeit quietly) when there is a Skype contact calling me instead if the PC speakers ringing!


Regards
Alan

A:Skype

I had the same problem with incoming calls not ringing on the headset or on the PC speakers. After several weeks of back and forth with Skype tech support, I finally found a technician who had a viable answer. Here are the steps he told me to follow -- and they worked in restoring the ringtone.


1. Quit Skype. Right click on Skype icon on system tray and choose "Quit".
2. Press "Windows key" + R on your keyboard in order to open Run window and type in shortcut command:
%appdata%\skype
3. Once Skype folder is opened please delete "shared.xml" file.
4. Then open your account folder and delete also "config.xml" file.

After deleting shared.xml and config.xml files please uninstall Skype as
follows:
1. From Start menu, click on "Control Panel" and then choose "Add/Remove Programs".
If you are using Vista then: Start > Control Panel > Programs > "Programs and Features".
2. Select Skype from the list and click on "Remove".
3. Go to C:\Program Files and delete the "Skype" folder from there.
4. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\All users\ApplicationData and delete the "Skype" folder from there.
For Vista: C:\ProgramData\
5. Open Start menu and select "Run". ("Windows key" + R) 6. Enter "regedit" in the text box and click "OK".
7. Open the "Edit" drop-down menu and click "Find".
8. Search for the keyword "Skype&... Read more

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Q: Skype

Hello
My brother has both a smart phone an an iPad but is a total non tech.
Is there any way we can Skype without his having an email address. We have tried to set up an email address but it is to no avail.
TY

A:Skype

Don't think so as it requires either an original Skype login or a Windows Live login which includes @Live.com, @Hotmail.com, @msn.com, @Outlook.com to work.

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Righty, where i live, the country has blocked skype, so i was advised to use a VPN , and i purchased a few vpns, the problem im facing here is,

Vpn is working lovely, i access any site, anything, just the fact, everytime i try to log on Skype, and enter correct user and pass , the whole wireless and internet dies, and im obligated to go to the router and restart the router, and it just keeps happenning and skype never works it just never works, ive tried vpn , hotspot shield, everything, people claim using a vpn for them works, and i know its not my laptop , cuz ive tried it on my desktop and laptop, same outcome, help please.
 

A:Skype and VPN - Please help

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Q: Skype

I have downloaded Skype several times using different computors and both XP and nowVista. I get problems when i try to use it . the siz e of the sreen image becomes enormous so that it can't be viewed and my camera ,
icrosoft, does not connect. Can you help please
 

A:Skype

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Q: skype

using vista home premium.
many times when i connect using skype, i'm asked if i know the parties extension to please type it in.
skype doesn't let me do it.
is there a work around to enter extensions after the phone is connected????

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

herb
 

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