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Q: Skype

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out.

I installed Skype from the Microsoft Store, went through the installation process, and then it brought me to the Skype home screen (where you can see your contacts, ect.) However, as soon as it gets to that screen and makes the Skype start up noise, it brings me back to the Windows Home Screen. It shows the app is running in the left side bar (if you put the mouse in the upper left corner of the screen and view all running programs) but when I click on it, it just opens for a quick second and then closes back out.

Anyone else run into this problem?


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A: Skype

Just a side note about your message. From what I understand, the app bar on the left is only recently opened apps, not running apps.

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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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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 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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LUXEMBOURG, February 3, 2009 -- Skype today announced the launch of Skype 4.0 for Windows, the most distinctive new release in the company's five-year history. Thanks to the feedback of tens of thousands of people, the new version offers full-screen video calling, crystal clear call quality and is easier to use than ever before. In addition, Skype users will find all of the features they have come to expect - free voice and video calls to other Skype users, instant messaging, SMS, as well as calls to landlines and mobile devices around the world at very low rates.

more: All-New Skype Now Available - About Skype

A:All-New Skype Now Available

Is this fully compatible with W7? The previous version/beta crashed non-stop for me. I'm using the 64 bit build 7000.

Nevermind, found out the official release is not compatible - random crashes. However their beta release from FileHippo seems to work fine.

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do you think which one better?? yahoo messenger or skype..??

A:YM or skype??which one do you think better?

Skype is pretty good. Dunno much about YM.

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Skype version 7...

It failed to update on Friday.

I did a full uninstallation. Now I don't have the Skype.

I've downloaded the Skype offline installer on Saturday; it did not install at all well... it said it couldn't connect to the server.

It really seems strage, that the offline installer could not update / or install without checking onto server, even.

I must work through the Skype on monday - what should I do?! Thanks.

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Q: Skype

I've put this under hardware but it could just as easily be a software problem. When I make a video call (local or international) - I can see them but they can't see me. This is very annoying as I frequently call my pregnant daughter in England . Have tried reinstalling both Skype and the USB camera. Have also used TuneUp.


I assume that you have click on the option to "Start Video" ??


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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.



Are Microsoft trying to stop us using FREE Skype, in order to BUY the 'contract' version? It took me nearly an hour to get it to download, then when it did, it asked my to sync it with my MS email which I did, then it had the stupidity to tell me that 'it already exists' and would not let me in!!

It was working fine until Bill Gates bought it, now I can never get it to work.

Since posting this I deleted all ref to skype on my pc and instead of downloading from Skype I went to cnet and downloaded their copy. Works perfectly now.

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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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Running WIN 7

I updated SKYPE and cannot access my account. I even added a new account to no avail. I'm running WIN 7

I checked the following malware sites:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Rootkit Database, 2016.2.8.1, 2016.2.17.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Remediation Database, 2016.2.12.1, 2016.2.20.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, IP Database, 2016.2.8.1, 2016.2.21.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Domain Database, 2016.2.16.2, 2016.2.21.2,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Malware Database, 2016.2.16.3, 2016.2.22.2,

Scan, 2/22/2016 8:05 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Start:2/22/2016 7:48 AM, Duration:16 min 51 sec, Threat Scan, Completed, 0 Malware Detections, 0 Non-Malware Detections,


IObit Malware Fighter

OS: Windows 7
Database Version: 1490
Scan Mode:Manual
Time Elapsed: 00:52:24
Objects Scanned: 98885
Threats Found: 0
Save Time: 2/22/2016 10:57:54 AM


I need assistance.

A:cannot get on SKYPE

Closing duplicate thread too: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-with-skype-update.1166678/

Please only start one thread per issue. This type of issue is generally not malware related.

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Q: Skype

Hi, I have windows 8.1 on my desktop and laptop, once a day I get skype stopped responding and was closed messages in action center, event log report wwahost hang.
I never actually use skype, however, if I launch it it works fine?
Anyway I can disable this un-needed buggy bloat?


if you don't use it you can uninstall it ,just to start/apps and right click the Skype icon and choose uninstall it ,I just did ,I didn't even know it was installed

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A useful accessory in W10 would be to integrate Remote Assistance with Skype.

As Microsoft own the Skype code-base, integrating RA into Skype should be relatively easy. Once integrated it should be far simpler to provide RA to a non-technical user.

Would someone like to suggest it to MS...


A:RA and Skype


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

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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Q: Skype

How do I dissable or get rid of Skype from windows 10.


Originally Posted by Auskart

How do I dissable or get rid of Skype from windows 10.

If you have the desktop version, go to Control Panel/Programs and Features and uninstall it from there,
for the app version, go to Start/All apps, right click on Skype video and click Uninstall; (this will also uninstall Messaging simultaneously)

(For the 'Get Skype' promo tile: right click-uninstall)

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Heyyy people,

Got a quick question, does anyone know how to add a psp go to the router so that the skype and gaming does not keep cutting out?

I've got a Cicso Linksys WRT120N router.


A:PSP GO: Skype

PlayStation® Portable Networking - Information Center - http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/...e-Networking-Information-Center/td-p/39300291

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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

New Version of Skype is ready to download and upgrade

Version is what it has been upgraded to


Thanks for the heads up! Just upgraded mine.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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?

Can anyone get Skype to work on 7048 x64?


Hi, I just downloaded and installed it there a minute ago,and did the tests that come with it, and everything seems to be working here,at what point is your problem starting.?

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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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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

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

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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Q: skype

using vista
funny situation................my computer is always on but it goes into sleep mode after a while
people call me on skype and they can see my room and hear me talking even though i'm not in the room.
how do i stop access to my webcam when i'm not there????

HELP !!!!!


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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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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

All of a sudden I get an email telling me 'thanks' for installing Skype. I did not intentionally install Skype. When I look in the add and remove programs list I do not find it. When I use the 'search' command I find several references to it. How do I get rid of Skype the right way??


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