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Skype to Non Skype (No Quality)

Q: Skype to Non Skype (No Quality)

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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Preferred Solution: Skype to Non Skype (No Quality)

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Hi,

I have just set up skype yesterday.

I connected with a friend with skype to skype. I have an old Logitech Quickcam pro 4000 and she has a new Lifecam HD 5000. The problem is, she says she can see me clearly with good quality but the video I am seeing of her is verry blurry.
I have another friend who I connected to as well and I can see the video of them is much bigger and clearer than the other friends one.

I want to know what exactly is the problem of why I can't see friend 1's video clearly? Her video cam is clearly better than mine so I wouldn't think its the webcam's problem. The only thing I can think of is maybe her upload speed is slower than mine? But even if it's slower, I should still get good image quality just a lot less FPS right?

Hope i make sense....
 

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I've noticed this recently. I've tried posting in the Skype community with no luck.

My computer is as follows:
E6750 OC'd to 2.933
4 GB RAM PC-6400
eVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB

Basically, I use the "Nightly" browser from Firefox, which is a 64-bit version of Firefox. With Resource Monitor, I'm noticing that I'm consistently hitting over the 3.3 GB RAM (can't remember if the mark is 3.3, 3.2 or 3.1) mark for 32-bits. I usually have a lot of applications simultaneously running on my computer. Then, when I run Skype, I notice that my video call quality is pretty bad. Even closing "Nightly" doesn't really help too much. Resource Monitor still says that the memory that was used is still not 'free' but rather in 'standby'. Does this make any difference?

Why is this? Is it because Skype is a 32-bit application and cannot access memory within the first 3.3 GB? Forgive me, I'm a 'noob'' here. Are there any 'tweaks' I can do to my computer to fix this problem?

A:Skype video quality

Has this always been the case?

When you say "video call," do you mean both the audio and video quality? The components you've touched on are probably all fine, working as they should and doing their best for your programs to be top notch fast and capable. These components, however, can only do so much-- the main things you should look at are your speakers/audio card, microphone, and webcam.

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Hello,

I am having some problems while viewing video over the internet and also when using SKYPE (a particularly frustrating problem since we are living overseas).

I originally suspected some sort of spyware / malware and posted this request to the relevant section of the forum (my first reply is more descriptive than the original post). However, a reply from Ried (who reviewed my Hijackthis log) has my system being clean. Ried suggested I try this section of the forum.

This problem has not always been there - the PC worked fine for a year or two before things started to slow.

Grateful for any help.

A:Slow video and poor quality SKYPE

Bump.

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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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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 have a Blue Yeti Microphone, and it's quality only shows through within recording programs such as Audacity. How come my microphone quality is not the same standard when I talk on Skype, Discord and TeamSpeak? I have the settings modified for these programs so that it is at optimal settings, but the general quality of the microphone isn't heard. Although there is a difference between the quality of the Blue Yeti and my previous microphones, it sounds completely different from recording programs AND how it should sound as a high end microphone.
 

A:Sound Quality On Skype/Discord (Voice chat systems)

Quality relies on the amount of data throughput. Most chat programs place a priority on speed (ie: low latency) as opposed to quality, so the amount of data used for the audio stream are reduced.

As you noted, the quality of the mic is noticeable over your previous mic. So the mic quality isn't wasted.
 

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Skype / Messenger Live video call voice quality (fixed)

Hi All,

I am having a few problems with webcam calls with my folks.

I have installed the latest versions of Skype and Windows Live Messenger on both machines but when using either one for webcam video calls their audio and video coming to me is absolutely fine and so is my video to them however my audio to them is delayed, juddery, and robotic/gravelly (as if i have a sore throat). It is the same in both programs.

Zone Alarm on both machines is configured to allow these programs to run as they wish but still the problem persists.

We both have broadband at speeds usually no lower than 3mb.

Any help apreciated.
Rob
 

A:Skype / Messenger Live video call voice quality

skype is heavily dependant on bandwidth. I use it here in Iraq and with phone calls can be garbled if bandwidth is insufficient. However, it would seem in your case, the problem may be firewall related. I would ensure that all your ports are open for skype. I don't recommend zonealarm as it interferes with many programs.
 

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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 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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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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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 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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Q: skype

using vista home premium.
installed 4.0 after using 3.8 for over a year.
am using regular phone with usb adapter to make my calls. never a problem
am now told by skype that 4.0 has major problems with vista.
uninstalled 4.0...............went back to 3,8.
my phone is no, longer working...get connecting...ringing....connected and then get cut off.
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
herb
 

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Hi
I heard i can have a program like skype running twice, like 2 accouts open at te same time is this true?
 

A:skype twice?

zadey said:

Hi
I heard i can have a program like skype running twice, like 2 accouts open at te same time is this true?Click to expand...

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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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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
herb
 

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Q: Skype

Using Win 7 Professional.

I installed Skype on my laptop last week so that I could participate in a meeting.

Whenever I turn on my laptop, Skype is loaded in the background. Because I do not foresee using Skype on a regular basis, I must manually turn it off by positioning the cursor onto the icon in the tray and click "quit".

Is there a way to stop Skype for automatically being launched?

A:Skype

Start->Run->msconfig .Under tab StartUp unselect Skype.

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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.
http://www.skype.com/products/skype/windows/
 

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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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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

www.malwarebytes.org
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,

and

IObit Malware Fighter

OS: Windows 7
Version: 3.4.0.9
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

|Name|Type|Description|ID|

I need assistance.
(end)
 

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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Anybody else having an issue w/Skype logging on once you opened Skype and then closed it and later on try logging on. I just get the log on window and it just sits there.

A:skype log in

I had this issue and to solve it you open task manager and make sure skype is closed then press windows key+R to bring up run then type in %appdata% then find the skype folder and delete or rename it to something different and open skype up and you then you should be able to login but you wont have your chat history.

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My SKYPE will not fuction with W7

Any ideas

Thanks

A:W7 and SKYPE

What exactly is the problem you are having? Is Skype starting up but you cannot call? Or is it not starting at all?

Are you using the latest version?
Have you tried installing it in Compatibility Mode?

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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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Sometimes I am unable to make calls with skype out. It freezes and then I get an error saying tha Skype has detected a problem and needs to close. This happens like 60% of the Skyp Out calls. I get the options. Sometimes I don`t even have the problem.

A:Skype Out

are you using a usb phone or headset? or a router phone?

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Q: Skype

I was surprised when I just received an email notice from Skype that they had charged my PayPal account for another annual fee. I have never used Skype, because of problems with the telephone hardware that I had purchased. I didn't know that they would automatically charge this payment, and when I went to my account, the only thing that I could find was an automatic feature to keep a minimum balance for call charges, which I had never enabled.

Of course, it has been a year since I setup the account, and my memory doesn't work very well that far back, but I don't recall any provisions for an automatic annual payment authorization...was there one?

A:Skype

You sure it's not a phishing mail?

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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
 

A:Skype..

any ideas?
 

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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.

A:skype

See here: SkypeOld Versions for Download

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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

A:Skype

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

I have an elderly couple who have missionary friends in Russia. Can SKYPE be used for free video phone calls from the US to Russia? Is there something that might work better. The US side will be using Windows XP with an older Logitech web cam. The Russian side is (this is somewhat unclear at this time) using a Samsung laptop. No other info is available. Would the Logitech HD video software be usable for this? I believe that the FPS for these video calls will be practically non-existent and likely more like still photos, however it will mean a lot to both parties if this can be done at all.
I have never used SKYPE and have no idea what/how to set it up, but it will probably be fairly simple for me. I don't know about the Russian end
Thanks
 

A:Skype

Skype should work just fine.
 

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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

Hi,
I recently opened up a new Skype account as I wanted to get rid of the old one for a particular reason. My new Skype account works fine and have all my contacts. The only thing is with just 1 of them I can't see their profile photo and they can't see mine. For my other contacts I can see their profile photo and they can see mine. Any solutions for just that 1 contact photo problem? Thanks for any tips. cordeiro
 

A:Skype

I see you have marked your thread as solved, what did you end up doing to fix it? It's good to post the solution as it provides a resolution to the the thread and may help others.
 

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If anyone has this version, I would appreciate it.

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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

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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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Q: Skype

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

A:Skype

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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Q: Skype

Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.

A:Skype

Quote:





Originally Posted by pregunton157


Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.




so what is the problem you dont want to run skype? If you are having problems, you need to post the error messages you are getting or if no errors, exactly what problems you are having.

My only suggest at this time is to uninstall skype and reinstall.

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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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What's with Skype and and xp sp3.
What is worst than the Skype crash at startup, is the difficulty getting support from Skype....
Anyone here have any experience with this.

A:Skype 5.3 and xp sp3

Hi nano. Welcome to TSF!

Does it crash every time you try to run it? Have you tried updating your drivers lately? Are you using an ATI video board?

Mike

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Q: Skype

I'm not new to Skype. I usually use it for communications to talk to my friends online. If I want to call certain numbers for example Windows Technical Department (... etc) what number would be displayed when I call? I have broadband and I do have a home phone attached to it. But I do not want my home phone to be used, only to use Skype credit and have some fun with these scammers.
 

A:Skype

unless you have a paid for Skype number, any calls made from Skype on your computer appear to recipient as withheld or private number
 

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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?

Thanks.
 

A:Skype & AOL

Try using a different browser.
 

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Q: Skype

New Version of Skype is ready to download and upgrade

Version 7.18.0.109 is what it has been upgraded to

A:Skype

Thanks for the heads up! Just upgraded mine.

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Q: Skype

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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.
 

A:Skype

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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