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Skype for Windows

Went live another version of Skype for Windows (by the way, the third one this month). The only thing that I was able to notice in Skype for Windows is new design of some interface elements and pop-ups (for example, to see the new changes, open the language editor: Skype → Tools → Change Language → Edit Language File).

It is important to note that this version is intended only for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Apparently the analogue version of for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is version

Skype for Windows

File size:

54.8 MB

Operating system:

Windows XP/Vista

Skype version:

Release date:

Total downloads:

45 593


The following table contains the list of known changes in version Skype for Windows. This will help you to find out what's new in Skype for Windows, which errors have been fixed, what work did developers, and a lot of other interesting things.

New New design of some interface elements and pop-ups
Files /RtmCodecs.dll [-592KB]
Files /RtmMediaManager.dll [-16.5KB]
Files /RtmPal.dll [-206.5KB]
Files /RtmPltfm.dll [-812KB]
Files /Skype.exe [-75.51KB]
Files /SkypeResources.dll [+491.5KB]
Files /SkypeSkylib.dll [-1006KB]
Files /skypert.dll [+12.5KB]
Files /ssScreenVVS2.dll [-63.5KB]

Of course, we could miss something, but we are happy for any help in drawing up the complete list of changes, so if you know any details about this version, or have noticed a mistake leave a comment and we will complement or correct the information.


  1. 4 +2 2
    GlacialMan (karma: +4),
    Hi, I always automatically updated SkypeSetupFullXp.exe using the following official links
    Last version I've downloaded is, now links doesn't work, have you new official links always valid for the last version? thanks.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      It seems the latest version of Skype for Windows XP and Vista can be downloaded only if browser is running under one of these operating systems. Thus, using Windows 10 you cannot download it using specified URLs, but you can download it directly via or download it from this blog.
      1. 1 +1 0
        GlacialMan (karma: +4),
        Ok, thanks.
        If you are interested in portables and repacks, let me know, a new development/test board is available.
  2. 1 +1 0
    Alie (karma: +4),
    Hi, I had been using older version of skype because that the only version that worked on my old vista laptop. I've been trying to install the newer version but it keeps giving me the blank login page. I tried the /legacylogin thing but it won't work. Is there anything that I could do to make the newer skype work again in my laptop? Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hi! The parameter /legacylogin is not supported for a long time. To fix your issue, please read these articles: Blank white screen in Skype for Windows and JavaScript required to sign in to Skype.
  3. 1 +1 0
    dLux (karma: +20),
    My version of RtmCodecs.dll is 2001KB .... not the 592KB that is listed here.
    Any way I can get the smaller file?

    My Skype has not worked for 3 weeks now after Skype forced an update...
    People can hear my voice, but I am not able to hear anything. Not even ringing.
    If I remove RtmCodecs.dll, then at least Echo is working.... but Skype gives error message when it starts, saying "A problem was found.... Download Skype"

    Running Vista with Skype

    Thank you for your website and your efforts!!!
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hi! Please note that the changelog reflects only what changes were made. For example, «RtmCodecs.dll [-592KB]» means that the file became less by 592KB.

      If I correctly understood, you were able to fix the error, but if you have questions, please see here or continue discussion here.
  4. 1 +1 0
    Patrick (karma: +4),
    Keep up the good work , thank you . Pat
  5. 1 +1 0
    Kami (karma: +1),
    Can you help me. I have a problem and was necessary preinstal window XP. Now I can`t login skype. Write me messanger "Can you help me. I have a problem and it was necessary preinstal window XP. Now I can`t login skype. In skype Write me messanger "there was a problem signing in to skype as your version of internet explorer is currently out of date. Update Internet Explorer ""
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
  6. 2 +2 0
    H.Tailor (karma: +5),
    Hello, I have an XP laptop that I don't want to throw away. I dowmloaded skype7.5 and I refreshed explorer 8, which I had already. But the result is the same. I input the password and I get the message "skype can't connect." I also tried to sign in with a microsoft account, and I get the same result. Can anyone help further?
    thank you very much
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hi! Please try to install and let me know if it works for you.
  7. 0 0 0
    Mimmo (karma: +29),
    is this version still installable ? since microsoft deleted the installers on theyr site maybe the exe try to download files from theyr server and since are deleted maybe the install fail , please let me know , new skype 8 on vista will not work and i need the last skype 7 version installable on my vista , thank you and sorry for bad english
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Yes, you can still use this version on Windows XP and Windows Vista. It seems, then they removed that links due to the found vulnerability, but now you can download again the classic Skype from the official site.
  8. 0 0 0
    jean louis (karma: 0),
    comment faire votre connaissance sur Skype?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Tell me, please, why do you need this?
  9. 0 0 0
    Antonio Di Fonso (karma: +3),
    Thank you very much for make available this old version! I can use again Skype....with an update it was impossible to connect again to microsft servers!
    With your help I can still use windows XP and Skype...thanks again from Italy.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hello, dear Antonio! Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad that I was able to help you. Best regards!
  10. 0 0 0
    ravik (karma: 0),
    whenever we download Skype, there are very saddest errors in our system. if you have any problem then you can go to the setting page and read it!
  11. 0 0 0
    David (karma: 0),
    can this version still be installed ? i noticed microsoft deleted all links to classic skype and skype 8 will not work on my pc , please let me know if this version on your website can install , thanks
    1. 0 -1 1
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Yes, this version is still working on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  12. 0 0 0
    Sysa (karma: +3),
    March 2018. I just installed version on Windows XP SP3 with Internet Explorer 8 and it works! Thanks for the service and long live Win XP!
  13. 0 0 0
    SviMik (karma: +3),
    Can't log in XP in since yesterday. At first attempt it gives me a blank screen, then says I need to enable javascript in my browser (but it's enabled). Any ideas?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Make sure you have installed IE8 and SP3. For more details please read JavaScript required to sign in to Skype and Blank white screen in Skype for Windows.
  14. 0 0 0
    John Fortun (karma: 0),
    when trying to start Skype I get the following message -
    We can't sign you in

    JavaScript is required to sign in. Your browser either does not support JavaScript or it is being blocked.

    Enable JavaScript in your browser or use one which supports it.

    However on checking my Firefox browser, it confirms that Javascript is Enabled!!
    How can MS be so wrong??
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      The problem is that Skype relies on MSIE, not on Firefox. To solve your issue, please read this: JavaScript required to sign in to Skype.
  15. 0 0 0
    ALB (karma: +19),
    Hi all,
    My old Skype V7.31.0.104 worked fine on my Vista until couple weeks ago, now, I need to take a few tries to call my contact before the "call tone" starts, and my contact would not hear any "call tone" (his status is online) while I was trying....going thru some research, the conclusion is that Skype no longer support Vista, and the last version that suppose to work is V7.36.0.150 that is how I ended up on this site.

    Upon installed your V7.36.0.150, unfortunately, same problem appear, when try the Skype echo123 to test, it disconnect with "no answer" status...
    I've tried the Skype for Web it would not work either.
    Please help, because I can't afford to buy a new computer with latest Windows version and I need to contact people far away..!
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hello! Please check solutions #4, #3, and #2 from this article: Skype does not receive incoming calls.
      1. 0 0 0
        ALB (karma: +19),
        Hi Admin,
        Thanks for the info, but please let me know whether the solution #4 will work in Vista as well, secondly, I have Asus notebook which has Realtek HD Audio card and using its own driver, would the mentioned Codec.dll interfere with other program/software?
        Anxiously awaiting for your comments.

        Once again thank you for your help.

        [Updated ]
        Hi Admin,

        I have tried the mentioned solution #2,#3, it doesn't work, same symptoms:- call to ECHO123, hear the connecting tone then silenced, the animated screen indicated connecting but after awhile it disconnect itself and reported as no answer.
        I also tried some combination of different Version with different Codec file, ie: V7.32.0.104 w/, V7.36.0.150 w/6.0.8876.16; w/; w/ non of them worked.

        Any suggestion?
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator (karma: +1191),
          Sorry for being late. Replacing or removing different Skype DLLs should not cause any issues, because you can easily restore them just by reinstalling Skype.

          If the solutions #2 and #3 did not solve your issue, try to install Skype If this one did not helped you, provide the URL of the Skype access checker report.
          1. 0 0 0
            ALB (karma: +19),
            Hi Admin,

            Here is the Skype access checker report and it show all Ok.

            Thank you for your help.
            1. 0 0 0
              Administrator (karma: +1191),
              As I understand, nothing has helped you? In this case, I'm sorry, but I have no idea what's wrong. I cannot guarantee anything, but if I find out something about your issue, I will tell you.
              1. 0 0 0
                ALB (karma: +19),
                Oh well, please notify me if you come across some solutions related to this problem.
                Thank you.

                [Updated ]
                Oh well, Please do let me know if you come across a (might be) solution to my problem, I still need the Skype to work with my old ASUS notebook.

                Thank you for your time.

                1. 0 0 0
                  Administrator (karma: +1191),
                  I should note, even if we can fix your problem, it would be a short-term solution. The problem is that “Support for classic Skype will be ending in September 2018”.
                  1. 0 0 0
                    ALB (karma: +19),
                    Hi Admin,

                    Thanks for the info, would my Vista with Chrome browser V49 (latest) able to use the Skype Web ?

                    [Updated ]
                    I just checked, the Skype Web will launch in Chrome V.49 but when tried to make calls, it requires a browser "Plug-in" and said the Plug-in required Windows 7 OS.

                    1. 0 0 0
                      Administrator (karma: +1191),
                      Unfortunately, as you already noted, calls on Skype for Web are supported only by Windows 7 and higher.
  16. 0 0 0
    arthur (karma: +3),
    i have inadvertently added new skype to my system and i cannot get back to the old skype .
    The new new system is terrible it does not provide what i need and I cant believe that some idiot let this go out into the public domain.

    2 main issues are .

    The font size cannot be changed , you need 20.20 vision to operate it .

    I have diabetes 2 and my eyesight isnt what it used to be .

    I now have to use a magnifying glass to operate your system .

    Even this print is to small

    Thank You for making life difficult for me.

    Secondly click to call , has stopped working tried all sorts of remedies still not possible .

    Again with your small print you have maid life a nightmare as i am a telemarketer and I have to dial manualy now.

    I would assume i am not alone in this area.

    i would expect a prompt reply.

    A very angry customer.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hello Arthur! Please note that this is an unofficial blog and I'm a regular Skype user like you.

      As for your problem, you can increase the font size using the Ctrl+Shift+= key combination.
  17. 0 0 0
    khan (karma: 0),
    Hi there, Is there a way, to install skype version build 2017 for windows 10 home edition. Because skype version 8.32.053 is irritating version. secondly can i record skype video call by using skype free video recorder from dvdsoft in windows 10 home edition?
  18. 0 0 0
    zahra (karma: 0),
    hi..thanks for you....
  19. 0 0 0
    Chris le Roux (karma: +3),
    I cannot send video and my contacts cannot hear me
  20. 0 0 0
    Peter Halm (karma: 0),
    thanks guys ...excellent
  21. 0 0 0
    dosier (karma: +3),
    i can't run my skype and what should i do about it skype
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
  22. 0 0 0
    Franklin (karma: +3),
    please i need a help i can,t access my Skype account
    and i open another account but it does not even used 10 minutes before he was blocked
    what should i do to solve this problem
    i need help
  23. 0 0 0
    reza0080 (karma: +16),
    Hello, I'm using a classic version and I can not use version 8. Please send me old skype with version 7.
  24. 0 0 0
    skip raccio (karma: +11),
    Hi all.I have Skype on windows vista.It was working fine up until April 4th and its giving me an "Sorry we couldn't connect to skype" message .And I have no problems with my internet connection.

    I tried everything I found online and did not get anywhere fixing this issue.
    I uninstalled 3 times and delete the files that did not get deleted when I uninstalled Skype and also deleted the reg keys in regedit.

    Thanks in advance.....
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1191),
      Hello! Unfortunately, Microsoft has disabled Skype 7 and users cannot use it anymore on any operating systems. At this moment the only known solution is to use Skype for Web on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
      1. 0 0 0
        skip raccio (karma: +11),
        Thank you for your time Administrator .....

        I downloaded Skype for web tried Skype for the web and have been using Chrome 49.0.2623.112 for awhile but getting a "Browser not supported " message..Is there and work arounds to get it running.

        Thanks in advance....
        1. 1 +1 0
          Administrator (karma: +1191),
          Can you read that article please? I wrote there how to bypass restrictions.
          1. 0 0 0
            skip raccio (karma: +11),
            Thanks a million Admin.I got it up and running on Chrome.
  25. 0 0 0
    Sheeza Saleem (karma: 0),
    I just installed version on Windows XP 2006 with Google Chrome and it does not work! Please suggest me how to install it in my system. I need Skype in window xp, please do something for me.

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