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Skype for Windows Desktop

Today, Skype for Windows Desktop is one of the best and most popular application for the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 which is designed to communicate over the Internet using text, voice and video. Already millions of users of the operating system Windows XP/7 use Skype to communicate with family or friends, to manage business, organize presentations, trainings and more.

File size:

41.9 MB

Operating system:

Windows Desktop

Current version:

7.30.0.105

Last release:

Total downloads:

88 889

Versions of Skype for Windows Desktop

The table below contains all versions of Skype for Windows Desktop, which had published on our site. In the version number column, click on the link to learn more about this version or, if necessary, to download the installation file. We are talking about the full version of Skype, ie, the full installer downloaded from the official website, which allows to install old versions, even on computers that are not connected to the Internet. It is important to note that the original file SkypeSetupFull.exe is renamed to skype_[version].exe in order to avoid confusion and to allow users to know which version they are going to download.

Versions for 2016
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 7.30.0.105
Windows Desktop 7.30.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.29.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.29.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.28.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.27.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.26.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.25.0.106
Windows Desktop 7.25.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.24.0.104
Windows Desktop 7.23.0.105
Windows Desktop 7.23.0.104
Windows Desktop 7.22.0.109
Windows Desktop 7.22.0.108
Windows Desktop 7.22.0.107
Windows Desktop 7.22.0.104
Windows Desktop 7.21.0.100
Windows Desktop 7.18.0.112
Windows Desktop 7.18.0.111
Windows Desktop 7.18.0.109
Windows Desktop 7.18.0.103


Versions for 2015
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 7.17.0.106
Windows Desktop 7.17.0.105
Windows Desktop 7.17.0.104
Windows Desktop 7.16.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.16.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.15.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.15.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.14.0.106
Windows Desktop 7.14.0.105
Windows Desktop 7.14.0.104
Windows Desktop 7.13.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.12.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.11.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.10.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.9.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.8.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.7.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.7.0.102
Windows Desktop 7.6.0.105
Windows Desktop 7.6.0.103
Windows Desktop 7.5.0.101
Windows Desktop 7.4.0.102


Versions for 2014
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 6.22.0.107
Windows Desktop 6.20.0.104


Versions for 2013
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 6.11.0.102
Windows Desktop 6.10.60.104
Windows Desktop 6.9.0.106
Windows Desktop 6.7.0.102


Versions for 2012
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 6.0.0.126
Windows Desktop 5.11.0.102


Versions for 2011
Operating system Skype version Release date
Windows Desktop 5.7.0.123
Windows Desktop 5.6.0.110
Windows Desktop 5.3.0.116
Windows Desktop 5.2.0.113

Also, you can download the latest version of Skype for Windows Desktop from the official site, because after new releases of Skype, the information on our blog is updated with some delay. If you are interested in a free Skype for other operating systems, you should switch to the page "Download Skype".

Features of Skype

The first thing to remember about Skype for Windows Desktop is the fact that this free program has embedded multiple language packs and works on all current operating systems Windows. Thus, no matter which version you download from the list above — it will still run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Some of the features and capabilities of Skype for Windows Desktop:
  • Completely free of charge can call from your computer to another computer. And you can use not only audio communication, but also video. With Skype, you will see and hear your interlocutor, and he is you, no matter where you are — in the next room, or on other side of the World.

  • Skype offers free instant messaging in a simple and free chat, where in addition to simple text messages, you can send links to interesting pages, any files of any size and format, your contact list, short video messages, animated emoticons, and anything you want.

  • With Skype, you can make absolutely free group audio and video calls. This means that you can talk with multiple members at the same time and everyone will hear/see each other, as if all members would be in the same room.

  • Another free feature of Skype is that during the conversation, you can share your screen. For example, you can start a demonstration of the screen to share new photos with your friends, or teach them to adjust something on the computer.

  • If you need to call in another country or in another city, and desired person does not have Skype — you can call him on mobile and fixed phones at low rates. That is, you dial his number directly from Skype and talk to him using the computer.

  • Another paid feature of Skype is the ability to send cheap SMS-messages directly from your computer in almost any country. After all typing SMS via computer keyboard is much easier than from phone, and in the case of Skype, often even cheaper.

  • Skype for Windows Desktop is available in 39 languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.


System requirements

Before you download and install Skype for Windows, make sure that your PC meets the following system requirements:
  • Operating system:
    • Windows XP SP3 (only 32-bit and Internet Explorer 8 is required)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 (must be installed Internet Explorer 11 or above)
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Hardware:
    • Processor frequency at least 1 GHz
    • Processor support for the SSE2 instruction set
    • Minimum 512 MB of RAM
    • Speakers or headphones (if you want to hear the interlocutor)
    • A microphone (if you want to be heard by interlocutor)
    • Broadband Internet access for a high-quality calls
  • Software:
    • DirectX v9.0 or higher
    • Latest video card drivers
    • Latest sound card drivers

Features of Skype for Windows Desktop

Free features:
  • Send instant messages
  • Remove sent messages
  • Edit sent messages
  • Quote interlocutor messages
  • Search messages in chat history
  • Format text
  • Conversations synchronization
  • Perform commands in the chat
  • Make video calls
  • Make audio calls
  • Forward incoming calls
  • Configure the voicemail
  • Automatically answer incoming calls
  • Put the call on hold
  • Mute microphone during a call
  • Enable "Push-to-talk" function
  • Rate the quality of the last call
  • Display technical information
  • Add new contacts
  • Rename contacts
  • Edit contacts information
  • Import contacts
  • Make a backup of contacts
  • Block contacts
  • Contacts synchronization
  • Create own lists of contacts
  • Add contacts to favorites
  • Filter contacts
  • Copy the username
  • Support of Skype Bots
  • Send files
  • Receive files
  • Cancel sending of file
  • Send video messages
  • Save video messages
  • Delete video messages
  • Share screen
  • Share contacts
  • Send emoticons
  • Send mojis
  • Send countries flags
  • Customize notifications
  • Change chat settings
  • Adjust audio settings
  • Adjust video settings
  • Change language
  • Change network settings
  • Customize emoticons
  • Change font style
  • Enable accessibility mode
  • Sign out of Skype
  • Use multiple accounts
  • Hide the number of contacts
  • Hide local time
  • Hide typing indicator
  • Choose from whom receive messages
  • Choose from whom receive calls
  • Choose from whom receive video
  • Disable cookies files
  • Upload avatar
  • Update mood status
  • Change name
  • Change phone
  • Change email
  • Specify place of residence
  • Specify date of birth
  • Specify website
  • Fill in the field about yourself
  • Clear all history
  • Disable history
  • Hide conversation
  • View history without Internet access
  • Online
  • Offline
  • Away
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Invisible
  • Preview files and links
  • Translate voice and text
  • Install Skype
  • Update Skype
  • Support of URI scheme "skype:"
  • See the current version
  • Send feedback
Paid features:
  • Send SMS messages
  • Call international numbers
  • Support of "Caller ID"
  • Support of "Skype To Go"
  • Support of "Skype Wi-Fi"

10 comments

  1. 0 0 0
    Janice,
    Great information about some of the features of Skype.
  2. 0 0 0
    Isaiah Amankwa,
    how do i connect my phone's sKYPE to my PC
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! Just use the same Skype login and password on PC and smarphone.
  3. 0 0 0
    sharjeel khan,
    hi i am new acount make canyou plz
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! Not sure that I understood you correctly, but here is how you can create a Skype account.
  4. 0 0 0
    muthu,
    iam having window XP 2002, SP 3,with mozilla fire box browser. which version of SKYPE is compatible for download
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! Be sure to install Internet Explorer 8, then you can use latest version of Skype.
  5. 0 0 0
    RAJEEV RAI,
    I installed skype for my desktop but getting following message...it is showing skype icon but giving following message "The Procedure entry point Get Logical Processor Indormation could not be located in the dynamic link Library KERNEL32.DLL...i HAVE DOWNLOADED THIS FILE kERNEL32.DLL and pasted as instructed but still getting same message....Its very Urgent as I am having Interview at Skype so please Help.

    Regrds
    Rajeev
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! You have not provided any details about your system and Skype version therefore it is difficult to give an accurate answer. Anyway, if you use Windows XP, you should update it to Service Pack 3.
  6. 0 0 0
    raja,
    hi iam having same problem as mentioedn above
    i have windows xp
    pl help

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