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JavaScript required to sign in to Skype

Along with cookie files, an error that JavaScript is not supported can puzzle every user who does not know that Skype for Windows uses the functions of Internet Explorer to display the login form.
JavaScript required to sign in
Microsoft account requires JavaScript to sign in. This web browser either does not support JavaScript, or scripts are being blocked. To find out whether your browser supports JavaScript, or to allow scripts, see the browser's online help.

In some cases, the text of the error is not displayed – you see only a white screen and the inscription at the bottom “Sign in with a different account”.
Blank screen and the inscription “Sign in with a different account”

But you shouldn’t confuse it with the problem of Blank white screen in Skype for Windows, when nothing is displayed. At the time of writing this article, all the bugs I know, related to JavaScript, could be corrected as follows:


  1. Download the script enable_javascript.bat
  2. Press right click on the file and select “Run as administrator”
  3. As a result, you will get two (on Windows XP) or three (other operating systems) notifications of successful completion of DLLRegisterServer. If an error “Unable to find the specified module” appears, copy the text of the error by pressing Ctrl+C and write in the comments.
  4. After the script completes its work, a notepad with the report will open (don’t close it)
  5. Reset Internet Explore settings
  6. Start Internet Explorer (C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe)
  7. Open the menu “Tools” (in newer versions of IE, the gear icon)
  8. Select “Browser options” (in older versions of IE, “Internet options”)
  9. Open the “Security” tab, click “Select the default security level for all zones” and click “Apply”
  10. In the same tab, click ”Other” (referring to the level of security)
  11. Find “Scripting” and make sure that it is set to “Enabled” for the “Active scripting” option (if not, put the check mark)
  12. Press “OK” (to close the “Security Settings”)
  13. Click “OK” again (to close the “Internet Options”)
  14. Then close Internet Explorer
  15. Start Skype

P.S. It should be noted that in most cases, the script enable_javascript.bat fixes the bug, but for sure recommend to execute the instructions to the end.

P.P.S. If as a result the error was not corrected, copy the report from the notepad (step 4) and place it in the comments. Also, using Internet Explorer check access to Skype and provide the URL of the report.

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