Compatibility ModeA very simple and quite common way is to run the installer in compatibility mode for another OS. Thanks to this little trick, we are “deceiving” the installer, as if we have another operating system:
- Right-click on the Skype installer
- Select “Properties”
- Go to the “Compatibility” tab
- Check the option “Run the program in compatibility mode”
- Select the option “Windows 8” and click “OK”
- Start the Skype installer and follow the installation instructions.
Silent InstallationThe installer of the new Skype is created using Inno Setup, which means that it supports various command line parameters. One of them is the
/silentargument, which, in our case, among other things allows to bypass the operating system version check. Thus, to install the new Skype on Windows 10, you need to run the command
\path\to\installer\skype_22.214.171.124.exe /silentusing the command line, shortcut, or the following method:
- Press the key combination Win+R
- Use the mouse to drag the installer on “Run” window that appears.
- In the “Open” field, at the end, add
/silent(before “/” the space is required).
- Click “OK” and wait until the installation is complete.
Portable versionI’m a fan of portable apps, and if you share my love for them, instead of installing Skype, I recommend you to create a portable version. This method does not install the new Skype on Windows 10, but extracts installer files bypassing the OS version check. Of course, after that we can use the new Skype without any restrictions (besides, as a bonus you will get the opportunity to run several Skype accounts).
I ask to tell in the comments what method helped you, and why you chose it. Also, I will be grateful for any additional tips.