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Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

Q: Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

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

Preferred Solution: Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

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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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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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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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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,

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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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when opening /changing to skype with running voice command, skype crashes (win 7 32bit) and shows no reaction. But this only happens with an activated voice command, if it is paused or deactivated skype is running without any problems.

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According to reports, Skype has stopped support for Trillian and other 3rd-party IM's, as of 2014_08_01.  The report stated that last year it was announced by Microsoft last year, Skype is no longer supporting Skypekit and thus it's now time for an official goodbye to third-party apps like Trillian which had native support for Skype.
Although I don't use Skype, or any other IM software, I thought that this might be of interest.  I'm only going by that the report said.  If any other information is available, please confirm this.
Trillian blogged (NOT THE SOURCE OF THE ABOVE, JUST MORE RESEARCH ): "In order to connect to Skype, Trillian relies upon an SDK developed by Skype known as "SkypeKit".  Unfortunately, after Microsoft acquired Skype they made the decision to terminate the SkypeKit program, leaving Trillian in a state of limbo in terms of future updates and ongoing support for Skype connectivity.  We've recently received official confirmation that the SkypeKit program will be winding down at the end of this month, July 2014".
Have a great day!


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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.

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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Today we have released an update to Skype 5.5 for Windows.

With this update we have introduced support for Microsoft Windows 8.
Full release notes for are:

New features:

Introduced Microsoft Windows 8 support

Skype 5.5 for Windows

A:Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8

Thanks for the heads up! Finally got it to actually install.

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If anyone has this version, I would appreciate it.

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Can anyone tell me please how the blazes you get past the front page of the Skype web site? I am trying to get to the video chat set up page but can't find my way in. I know I am old but.... Please see the screen shot.



A:Skype How to

Did you try clicking on Video Calling?

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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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Q: skype

don't know whether i'm in the right forum...........but let's try.
how do i get rid of the questionnaire that i get from skype each time i finish my call.
it keeps asking me how was the quality of the call......good, bad, etc...............



if it gives u the option of do not ask me again check it and see what happens. hope this helps.

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Q: skype

when I try to download Skype, avast Malware stops the download. What can I do to stop the interference?
L Maclaren


Welcome to Seven Forums L Maclaren.

Are you downloading from here?
Download Skype on your computer - Windows, Mac, and Linux - Get Skype

You can turn Avast off while downloading to see if that helps.

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will skype work with win98? the download site says win2000 or XP required

A:skype & '98?

Sorry, it doesn't sound like Windows 98 will support Skype.

System requirements

PC running Windows 2000 or XP. (The new video feature requires Windows XP.)
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Speakers and microphone built-in or separate.
A webcam, if you want to make video calls.
We also recommend that you have at least 400 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM and 15 MB free disk space on your hard drive.

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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 ????

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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.


You should be able to run the Skype

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Q: skype

my video calls have been disabled and the button has beengreyed out

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Q: skype

using vista home premium.
don't know whether this is software or hardware issue.
i use skype with a cordless phone connected to a usb adapter and hub for many years.
suddenly, i lost the ability to do this.
deleted the usb drive and audio drive in device manager...rebooted....both got re-installed.but no change.
can put my printer in the usb port and printer works.
have done a system restore .......no luck.
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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I'm unable to register with Skype when using AOL. When following the sign up instructions it says "not connected" at the bottom of the skype window, despite AOL Broadband being connected ok. The "sign up" button isn't lit as a result of this.

Anyone seen this before?


A:Skype & AOL

Try using a different browser.

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Hi Everyone, I am looking for help to set up one page web to affiliate skype. It's a bit confusing-anyone there who can help? One page web is really one pager with link- nothing more-it's getting the link from skype and posting on page plus understanding of Commission junction to explain to me. Commission junction I think will be figured out by any tech- well hope someone can help please
Thanks for reading [email protected]

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Q: skype

where can you find and older version, 4.0, 4.2, of skype to be be downloaded to a 64 bit sys.


See here: SkypeOld Versions for Download

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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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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.

Q: Skype..

I have been using skype for over a year now, but the serive has been slowly deteriorating from top notch audio to terrible sound and constant breakups, any ideas, i understand there are over 1million users online and it may just be a bandwith porblem, but i have chatted to others who say thier service is fine (they use dialup i use T3!) any ideas?

thanks, michael


any ideas?

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Q: Skype

Skype App just been upgraded via updates.
Have not had time yet to see what improvements there are.
Anyone else had this app upgraded if so have you found out yet what improvements it has made


My last update to Skype occurred on 17 Dec 2015. So far I have not seen any new update since then. My version is Skype video 2.12.15004.0

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i have installed skype software yesterday, i read that calling from skype to skype is absolutely free, but is it free when calling from australia(skype) to any other parts in the world? e.g calling from my skype(australia) to my friend skype who's in(england or anywhere)??????
please confirm.
any help is appreciated.

A:about skype?

skype to a skyper anywhere in the world is free. if i call u over my skype to ur skype its free.

you can get a paid acount for 10$ or so and call regular phone numbers for 2 cents a minute anywhere in the world specifc charges for cell phones apply. and also you can get a skype in acount so you have an actual phone number this also costs $.

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Q: skype

Ok i had to delete skype and then i redownloaded it with new user name and now i can't get signed in on it . what can i do ?

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Q: Skype

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 944976 MB, Free - 889084 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Disabled

I'm confused about Skype. Evidently, and yes, I did use this in the past. Now I want to use it again but am having trouble signing in. I'm confused about Microsoft acct sign in. I also have a @live.com acct. It says to sign in with Microsoft acct. I need clarity between the two. Also, I have Windows. Is there also a Windows password? I'm mixed up as you can read. Can someone help? Thanks.


You can use two different accounts to sign into Skype. You can use a "Skype Account that is for for Skype only, or you can use a Microsoft Account such as an Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com, etc account. You can use either account type based on what you have, the reason for the two accounts is because Microsoft bought Skype years ago and migrated their Messenger users over to it so they allow both account types.

If you have a Live.com account you should be able to use that with the Microsoft Account option, If you have a Skype account then you need to use the Skype account option.

You can also link your Skype account to a Microsoft account if you want: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12060/how-do-i-link-my-skype-and-microsoft-accounts

Additionally these help links may be of use to you: https://support.skype.com/en/skype/windows-desktop/account/account/

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Q: skype

using xp.
every time i finish making a phone call, i get a page asking me to give feedback as to the quality of the phone call made.

how do i get rid of it.

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



lilaco said:

using xp.
every time i finish making a phone call, i get a page asking me to give feedback as to the quality of the phone call made.

how do i get rid of it.

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

herbClick to expand...

Quit using Skype??

Seriously, those are quality control services and shouldn't appear with every call. I usually only see them when i have had some problems with the call.

On the next forms, tell them you are having problems with them always asking for feedback

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skype just isn't working for me right now... can anyone help? i can't say anything but that it just stopped working one day and uh even when i reinstall it then try to open the program just doesn't open. Thanks in advance!

A:skype help---

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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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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

Q: skype

hello, i recently delete skype massage and i want to restore them. is there away to get them back.

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Q: skype

I cant get skype to connect when using an outside network(internet cafe)........Works fine at home on my network but not when on a wifi connection........Can someone pls help out.....First time using this site aswell for support



Maybe they havent got it installed

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Q: Skype

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.


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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Q: skype

plz help me..
i cant use skype in my laptop, as another pick d call my software stop working..
so plz anybody can provide me solutions.. ?? PLZ


Have you tried uninstalling it, rebooting and reinstalling it?

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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.



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


A:Skype on log on

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