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    miko (karma: +300),
    My skype portable stop working yesterday. I used ccleaner to clear basic things and i unistall normal skype 7.36.0.101 and install 7.17.0.104 but it works slower so i unistall it and back to skype 7.36. After it my skype portable 6.20.0.104 stop working. I can sign in in skype portable 7.17.0.104 but when i try sign in skype 6.20.0.04 it sign me forever. I try delete everything and install skype portables again but it's the same, it sign in me forever.
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Not sure about other versions, but my 6.1.999.130 still works and do not sign out me. If you want to find if issue is related to your version or account, create and launch 6.1.999.130 portable as I indicated in the guideline.
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        miko (karma: +300),
        Skype not sign me out, i have the same like on this vid: youtube.com/watch?v=v2tMg_yYOa0
        I created now skype portable 6.18.80.106 and it not works, and i created skype portable 6.10.60.104 and it works for me so issue is not related to account. I reboot my laptop into safe mode with networking and my skype portable 6.20.0.104 works (i didn't turn off antivirus/firewall on safe mode). When i back to normal mode skype portable 6.20.0.104 not works but when i install it on other older laptop it works. Something block my skype portable.
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          Administrator (karma: +1187),
          If you cannot find the “culprit”, download and run systeminfo.hta, click «Upload technical information», wait until you get your ID and paste it here.
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            miko (karma: +300),
            I have access denied when i try to click Upload technical information.
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              Administrator (karma: +1187),
              Can you please paste the exact error message? Anyway, in order to solve it, right-click on downloaded systeminfo.hta and click «Unblock».
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                miko (karma: +300),
                "access denied
                file:///C:/Users/Dell//DOWNLO~1/SYSTEM~1.HTA#runAppAsAdmin@1908"


                I unblock it, my ID is: 22A50C85-7E4DFD92-2AE0897C-4143A345
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                  Administrator (karma: +1187),
                  Windows Firewall does not have a rule for 6.18.80.106 (but has for 6.10.60.104, 7.17.0.104, 6.20.0.104 and others). So, in order to fix it you should add a rule for this version via Control Panel → Windows Firewall → Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall → Allow another program. Also you can move portable folder to another location, thus, on first launch Windows Firewall will ask you the permission to allow or deny access. In addition, one more solution: reset Windows Firewall rules related to Skype (for this, use Reset_Settings_For_Skype.HTA and tick option «Windows Firewall»).

                  PS. About «access denied» errors — are you sure that this is exact message? Do you copy-pasted it as-is without editing or translating it?
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                    miko (karma: +300),
                    I could not copy exact error message so i type it manually and translate only two words "access denied"... in polish language it was "odmowa dostepu". The rest was the same as i write. Skype portable 6.20.0.104 have rule but it stop works. I try to move whole portable folder but Windows Firewall not ask me to permission. I reset Windows Firewall rules related to Skype but when i try open skype portable 6.20.0.104 Windows Firewall not ask me for permission. Then i sign in skype portable 7.17.0.104 and log out, run skype portable 6.20.0.104 type password manually and click enter, manually passwords could not work but Windows Firewall ask me for permission to allow access and i click yes. Then i sign in to skype portable 7.17.0.104, quit, and back to skype 6.20.0.104 biut t sign me forever. Windows Firewall allow me to use skype 6.20.04 but it still not works.

                    [Updated ]
                    I try to uninstall normal skype 7.36.0.101 because all problems started when i did it before. After i uninstall normal skype 7.36.0.101, my skype portable 6.20.0.104 works but when i install back my normal skype 7.36.0.101, then my skype portable 6.20.0.104 stop working.
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                      Administrator (karma: +1187),
                      Thank you for Polish translation. This is very important, because app handles errors by analyzing text messages and I was surprised why you receive the «access denied» error instead of step-by-step guideline about how to fix it.

                      I don't know how to solve your problem, but how about to uninstall 7.36.0.101 and make it portable?
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                        miko (karma: +300),
                        I would like use skype portable 6.20.0.104 as a main skype but only if i could send offline messages. I'm 100% sure that this is possible because i could send offline messages on skype 6.20.0.4 till the last day when skype support this version.

                        And when my skype portable 6.20.0.104 stop workin in last days on my laptop i go and install it in on my old laptop. And on my old laptop i can send offline messages but i don't know how i did it. I just itnslall skype portable and i copy folder with my skype archive. But at the beginning i had problems with passwords. I sign in on skype portable 7.17.0.101 and quit , then i try sign in to skype portable 6.20.0.104 but something was wrong with password, i typed password manually 2 or 3 times and it sign me in. After 2 days i still can send offline messages on my old laptop. I think it's all about confing.xml . If skype would support normal skype 6.20.0.104 i could easy send offline messages but this skype portable is more complicate but it is possible to do.
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    miko (karma: +300),
    Hey do you know more stable skype portable that looks similar with skype 6.10.60.104? With working skype home and the same search skype directory engine and not newer than skype 6.20.0.104? My skype portable 6.10.60.104 works good with accounts with small number of contacts, but on account where i have 700 contacts it not works good and when i want refresh account i have often error and after i log again to refresh it remove names of my contacts that i had edited and i must put them manually again. 10 on 13 times while i try refresh i have error.

    And how to unlink my skype account with microsoft account?
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      miko (karma: +300),
      Ok i found old skype with working skype home similar to this and it's very stable. It's skype portable 6.13.0.104. I also see that when i refresh my account i can send offline messages but when i quit and open skype i can't do it again. It works only when i refresh account without quit skype.
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    Chris Pugson (karma: 0),
    Is there any chatter about difficulties with running Skype 7.32 or later on Windows 7? Versions 7.31 and earlier behave well but versions 7.32 and later are very unresponsive to the point that the application seems to have hanged.

    Versions 7.31 and earlier lack the Skype browser so I guess that it is reasonable to suspect that this Skype browser is the culprit.

    Thank you.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Hi! Can you give more details about your issue and your OS? If you mean SkypeBrowserHost.exe please note that it was included in 6.20.0.104.
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    miko (karma: +300),
    I can't sign in on one of my skype portable accounts, i have communicat "AccessTokenRenewalFailed" I can sign in only with skype portable version 7.17.0.104 on this account.
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Please make a screenshot, upload it at uploads.skaip.org/uploader and tell me your ID. By the way, maybe your error is somehow related to this issue.
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        miko (karma: +300),
        my id is "GLMORW" I use windows 7, not windows xp. I remove whole folder with my skype name with this account and i could sign in but sometimes i still see it. Before i could not sign in even for a 5 seconds. All this skype portables are totally bugged. Yesterday i open skype portable and it used archive appdata from my normal skype.
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          Administrator (karma: +1187),
          I suppose it may be arise due to old version, not to portable version (at least I'm using this method for latest versions and I've never encountered this error).
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            miko (karma: +300),
            Today i could not refresh my skype and contacts not wanted update from serwer using older skype portable only. And at the same time when i had this problem i could not search contacts on skype while on other accounts i could refresh and search new contacts. I deleted whole folder with my account from appdata, even this where is DataRv and Content folder and i refresh it my account with skype portable 7.17.0.104, then try to do it with older skype and it work for one time (skype search work too at this moment). It refresh my account good but after 4 hours i see that i can't search for new contacts again and probably i can't refresh my account again.
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    Dow Wayne (karma: +3),
    I just add some information on how to get the portable version of skype from version 8 on, see

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48825202/skype-portable-since-version-8/48825254#48825254

    hope you like that information

    regards
    Doe Wayne

    [Updated ]
    I just did some more investigation on the Skype-Setup.exe file and do some furhter tests. Now I want to share my findings on how to create a new portable version of Skype from version 8 on and even with an integrated update process. More details can be found on the stackoverflow page: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48825202/skype-portable-since-version-8 I've now created SkypePortable in PortableApps.com format, which can be found @ https://github.com/DoeWayne/SkypePortable
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Hi! Sorry for being late, and thank you for sharing. Nevertheless, the skype_portable_eng.vbs already supports the new Skype ;)
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    miko86 (karma: +300),
    It's possible to use this script to run simultaneously many not portable accounts and not type password anytime i log? I want have shortcut to all my accouts and open then without type password.
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Yes, you can do it just by creating a new shortcut using the right command. But this is supported only in the new Skype. For more info please see: How to run multiple Skype accounts at the same time.
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        miko86 (karma: +300),
        I use skype 7.40.0.151 i don't like skype 8. I was trying this command but i must type passowrd manually.

        [Updated ]
        "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary /nosplash /username=USERNAME /password=PASSWORD

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          Administrator (karma: +1187),
          Skype 7 no longer supports the /password parameter. As I said, this is supported only in Skype 8.
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            miko86 (karma: +300),
            I wanted use skype 7.40 and create skype portable 8.23.0.10 but i can't use this script to create portable version. This install me full skype and i could not even log in my account, when i type password i see only spinny circle, for a second screen with "choose a theme" then again spinny circles and my skype turn off without log me. I wanted it only portable but it not even works on normal mode.
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              Administrator (karma: +1187),
              Are you sure that you use the newest version of skype_portable_eng.vbs? I'm betting that you're using the old version ;)
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                miko86 (karma: +300),
                I think yes, i download it from this blog, it's skype_8.23.0.10. When i drag it to script this install me new skype and close all my skype accounts that i had already open. I thought it will create skype portable but it didn't. I have screenshots form window when i run this skype and could not sign in but i don't want it, i just want skype portable 8.23.0.10. Im sure that i was not any skype lower than 7.40 so it could be only newer skype than 7.40. I use skype form 3 or 4.0 and i would remember it.
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                  Administrator (karma: +1187),
                  To dispel all doubts, please download the script again. Note that when you drag Skype 8 to script, in the same folder must be created a new "tools" folder. Do you see it? What files are in this folder?
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                    miko86 (karma: +300),
                    I download this script 1 year ago i don't know if this old or new script. In this folder i have only 2 folders: "appdata" and "versions". i Don't see folder "tools". I try download this script now but Microsoft Security Essentials not let me and say that this is trojan.
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                      Administrator (karma: +1187),
                      You use an older version that cannot extract files from the Skype 8 installer. I updated the script after the Skype 8 became available for download.

                      As for trojan, that’s for sure a false positive alert. Try to upload it to VirusTotal to be sure that other anti-viruses do not consider it dangerous. Moreover, since it’s a VBS script you can very easily analyze its source.
                      1. 0 0 0
                        miko86 (karma: +300),
                        I upload this to VirusTotal and 2 of 59 anti-viruses say it's trojan.
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                          Administrator (karma: +1187),
                          Well, that's interesting! Anyway, as you can see, Microsoft doesn't consider it dangerous. As I said, it is a false positive alert. If you cannot check it yourself, try to submit the script to the analysis team.

                          I can not make you believe me, so, do what you think is right. And one more thing, try upload the older script to the VirusTotal.
                          1. 0 0 0
                            miko86 (karma: +300),
                            Old script is clean, i download new script and create skype portable 8.23.0.10 but it crah my skype any time i log in, i try 10 times. I try creat skype portable 8.13.0.3 but it's the same.
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                              Administrator (karma: +1187),
                              I tested it right now on Windows 7, and portable Skype 8.23.0.10 works like a charm. To help you, I need more information about your OS, the issue (a screenshot would be useful), and file structure of the folder where you saved the script. For this execute the following command:
                              tree /A /F D:\path\to\folder\of\the\script
                              1. 0 0 0
                                miko86 (karma: +300),
                                Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 3 GB RAM. Screenshot: program-skype-przestal-dzialac.jpg

                                "Program skype przestał działać.

                                Program przestał działać z powodu wystąpienia problemu. System Windows zamknie program i powiadomi cię, jeśli istnieje dostępne rozwiązanie."

                                "The skype program has stopped working.

                                The program has stopped working due to the problem. Windows will close the program and notify you if an available solution exists."

                                I don't understand what to do with this command, where type it. I have new script with the same folder where i created skype portable with old script, i have 3 folders: appdata, tools, versions, few shortcut to skype created by script and script, i don't have nothing more here.
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                                  Administrator (karma: +1187),
                                  You must execute that command in the Windows Command Prompt. To start it, press Win+R, type cmd and press «OK».

                                  By the way, does the Skype 8.23.0.10 work properly if you install and run it directly (without the script)? Also I would like to analyze the events of your OS. For this, save app.evtx and DxDiag.txt, upload them to http://uploads.skaip.org/uploader and tell me your ID.
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                                    miko86 (karma: +300),
                                    I type this command and i have this:

                                    C:\Users\Dell>tree /A /F D:\path\to\folder\of\the\script
                                    Zmienna PATH folderu
                                    Numer seryjny woluminu: 226B-25F7
                                    D:\PATH\TO\FOLDER\OF\THE\SCRIPT
                                    Nieprawidłowa ścieżka - \PATH\TO\FOLDER\OF\THE\SCRIPT
                                    Nie ma żadnych podfolderów


                                    If i install skype Skype 8.23.0.10 without scrip i have the same error. I can only open skype portable 8.9.0.1 when i click on shortcut and it works. But when i start windows in the morning when skype portable is opening in autorun and i have the same error. My id is EKNSXY
                                    1. 0 0 0
                                      Administrator (karma: +1187),
                                      Well, instead of "D:\path\to\folder\of\the\script" you must specify the real path to the script location. Anyway, it doesn't matter, because the issue is clearly not related to the script. So first of all, you should be able to run Skype as usual, after that the script will work too.

                                      I analyzed your DxDiag.txt, but did not find anything suspicious. Unfortunately, it seems you forgot to upload app.evtx.
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                                        miko86 (karma: +300),
                                        I upload app.evtx it have 21 mb. I don't know how to do it. When i open uploader i already see my id and file is loading, i waiting for the end and see green "v". I copy id and close uploader. I did it again and my id is the same EKNSXY
                                        1. 0 0 0
                                          Administrator (karma: +1187),
                                          Please try to upload it again, because to due to server size limitations, that file was not saved.
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                                            miko86 (karma: +300),
                                            I upload it again, my y id is EKNSXY. And i upload it here too: ***
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                                              Administrator (karma: +1187),
                                              1. 0 0 0
                                                miko86 (karma: +300),
                                                i reinstall it and i still have this error
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                                                  Administrator (karma: +1187),
                                                  Well, since you use Windows 7 64-bit, you can try to reinstall the vc_redist.x64.exe too. But, I recommend you to follow all the instructions from this article: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).
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    Luke (karma: 0),
    Hello Skaip Admin,

    On other machines, I am running Win 7 Ultimate, sp1, Skype ver. 7.4 and can log in, although there are constant nag messages asking me to upgrade. I think upgrade is a misnomer, since versions after 7.4 are stripped down with loss of controls from the older versions.

    On a more recent OS install, Skype does not allow version 7.4 to login, saying I am using an outdated version and must download the most recent release.

    I read your explanation as to how to make a portable version of Skype with a flash drive with great interest. It describes older versions of Skype being loaded onto a flash drive.

    I am wondering if the same can be done with version 7.4?

    In short, I want to continue using the older versions of Skype which provide greater information, control and functionality. Currently, with a new install of anything but the most recent (and dumbed-down) version of Skype, the old versions are not permitted to log in.

    Many thanks,

    Luke
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Hello! Please read How to run older versions of Skype for Windows. But instead of 7.17.0.104 use 7.32.0.104, and instead of 6.1.999.130 use your desired version.
  8. 0 0 0
    miko86 (karma: +300),
    I reinstall vc_redist.x64.exe, install dxwebsetup.exe, fix all Microsoft Visual C++ in Programs and Features, some i could not fix because there was only uninstall option so i did nothing. I also open this script ReinstallVisualCpp.vbs and use sfc /scannow and restart the my laptop but nothing help with this error. When i type "DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth" in cmd i have error.

    "Wersja narzędzia do obsługi obrazu wdrażania
    i zarządzania nim: 6.1.7600.16385

    Wersja obrazu: 6.1.7601.18489

    Błąd: 87

    Opcja restorehealth nie została rozpoznana w tym kontekście.
    Więcej informacji można znaleźć w pomocy.

    Plik dziennika narzędzia DISM można znaleźć w folderze C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism
    .log"


    "The version of the deployment image tool
    and management of it: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image version: 6.1.7601.18489

    Error: 87

    The restorehealth option has not been recognized in this context.
    More information can be found in the help.

    The DISM log file can be found in the C: \ Windows \ Logs \ DISM \ dism folder
    .log"
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Unfortunately, I can not help you. Try to ask help on the official community. Among other things, tell them that at starting Skype you get this Application Error:
      Faulting application name: Skype.exe, version: 8.23.0.10, time stamp: 0x5adf922c
      Faulting module name: MSVCR80.dll, version: 8.0.50727.6195, time stamp: 0x4dcddbf3
      Exception code: 0xc000000d
      Fault offset: 0x0000e7a2
      Faulting process id: 0x1cf0
      Faulting application start time: 0x01d40808abf8c9cc
      Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe
      Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_d09154e044272b9a\MSVCR80.dll
      Report Id: eee6f140-73fb-11e8-bd33-f04da2a7332a


      By the way, first of all try to install: Skype 8.24.0.2 for Windows.
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        miko86 (karma: +300),
        Ok thanks for your help, with skype 8.24 i have the same.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator (karma: +1187),
          You are welcome! If you fix the issue, please let me know how you did it.
          1. 1 +1 0
            miko86 (karma: +300),
            It was problem with Manycam. I update Manycam to different version and my skype not crash when i sign in.
            1. 0 0 0
              Administrator (karma: +1187),
              Good to know. Thank you for sharing!
  9. 0 0 0
    miko86 (karma: +300),
    Hej, is there possible to hide all conversations in one click? everytime i install different skype portable 8 i must hide conversation form 4 years and it take me 1 hour. And when i run skype portable 8.24 simultaneously i see it on taskbar in one icon. It is possible to see different skype icon for each skype portable account?
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Hi!
      1) What do you mean by "hide conversations"?
      2) I updated the script. Not sure if it would help, but re-download it and try again.
      1. 0 0 0
        miko86 (karma: +300),
        I want hide recent chat that appear when i log first time on account and skype update contacts and recent chat. On skype 7.41 classic i could select all with ctrl but here i must do it one by one and it's very slow. It's not script fault.

        And how to see real contacts on my list because i really can't see my real contacts. My skype not see difference between real contacts who accept my contact request and contacts that i send contact request but they not accept me as a contact. If i have 700 real contacts and send contact request to 5000 peoples, it's impossible to found my real contacts like on old skype versions. On one old account i have zero contacts and send many contact request and skype 8.24 show that i have many contacts arround 1000. It's very annoying and really can't use this skype version.
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    lrotk (karma: +8),
    Hi, I have an issue running your script with last version (8.25.05).
    It is about a path not found, I think that something has changed in last version. Please could you review your script?
    Thanks in advance.

    [Updated ]
    Platform: Windows 10 version 1803 (last update).
    64 bits
    Old Skype (running and scripting ok): 8.21.0.10
    New Skype (does not work): 8.25.05
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      Administrator (karma: +1187),
      Hello! Thank you for the message. I updated the script. So, please re-download it and try again.
      1. 0 0 0
        lrotk (karma: +8),
        It continues showing this error:

        *Line 126
        *Char 2
        *Path not found (sorry, translated from my own language)

        ->"Fso.CopyFolder tmp_folder & xdir, version_folder"<-
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          Administrator (karma: +1187),
          I just tested it and it works properly. So try to save the script in a different folder. To avoid errors, be sure to use only alphanumeric characters (for example, «D:\SkypePortable»). After you drag skype_8.25.0.5.exe to the script, check if this folder contains two new folders («tools» and «versions»).
        2. 0 0 0
          tyy (karma: +3),
          shut down your antivirus

          [Updated ]
          can i copy these portable files and launch it on another oc?
          1. 0 0 0
            Administrator (karma: +1187),
            Sure. Moreover, you can copy these files on your USB flash drive and run Skype on several operating systems.
  11. 0 0 0
    Jacqueline (karma: 0),
    Hi
    I'M glad that i have my Skype functioning.
  12. 0 0 0
    annie (karma: 0),
    I am getting a runtime error with skypesetup_7.40.0.104.msi

    Windows Script Host
    Script: C:\[myfolder]
    Line: 126
    Char: 2
    Error: Path not found
    Code: 800A004C
    Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
    1. 0 0 0
      miko86 (karma: +300),
      I have the same when I try create skype portable 8.51.0.86. Script not works anymore?
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    Jack (karma: +1),
    Please, could you try to come up with a way to log into skype 7.4 again? All we get as of today is "Update Skype Today" notification screens that block any log in attempts :(

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