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Download Skype for Windows XP

Skype for Windows XP supports all the main functions and features that are supported in the rest of versions of the program for other Windows operating systems (for example, Windows 7 or 10)…
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(275 votes)

File size:

54.8 MB

Operating system:

Windows XP/Vista

Current version:

Last release:

Total downloads:

425 507


  1. 8 +2 6
    mostafa shekati (karma: +2),
    please download skype for my windows xp I coud use it
    1. 2 0 2
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Can you rephrase your question, please?
  2. 3 -1 4
    Shyamashish Verma (karma: +2),
    Please activate the Skype Account
    1. 2 +2 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Can you explain what your problem is?
  3. 0 0 0
    luis (karma: 0),
    im trying to use skype on my laptop it has windows vista but i doesn´t allow me to use the web version from the outlook page to make calls , it throw me a message about downloading a plugin but when i try to install it it says yahat it has to be for windows 7 or higre what can i do? thank you
    1. 1 0 1
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Unfortunately you cannot use it on Windows Vista. To make calls on this OS, download Skype for Windows Vista.
  4. 0 0 0
    LuisVg (karma: 0),
    Hi eveyone,

    I have windows xp sp3 installed, what is the skype version you recommend me to install? i have tried 7.6 but my windows worked so bad, and with 7.5 it says that my session has been closed cause i was using and old skype version, please any suggestions?

    1. 2 +1 1
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Hello! Install Skype (this is the latest officially supported version for Windows XP).
  5. 0 -1 1
    David Rayner (karma: +2),
    I have just downloaded your SKYPE update for Windows XP, but Skype home is still unavailable? Also most of my contacts are off-line which is not true>

    What action should I take next? Thank you for your kind help
    1. 1 0 1
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Please note that this is not my Skype. This is the official installer downloaded from the official website.

      As for your issue, tell me what's your OS version and provide the URL of the Skype access checker report.
  6. 0 0 0
    Savencu (karma: 0),
    M windovs XP Am inregistrat versiunea de skype 7.36.150 dar imi spune ca trebue sa actualizez
    internet explorer .Am si alta varianta? Va multumesc
  7. 0 0 0
    JOHN SULLIVAN (karma: +7),
    I have windows xp sp3 installed, suddenly this morning it skype stopped working completely so i decieded to uninstall. i have tried Skype . but this just will not open - i have downloaded it too many times. -
    any idea what i can do I absolutely need skype on my laptop ??
  8. 0 0 0
    FRancvo 46 (karma: +7),
    Skype is working fine on 1 XP sp3 desktop and 2 XP sp3 laptops where it was installed 1 or 2 years ago.
    it does not want to work on a 3 rd XP sp3 laptop, it says unable to connect.
    Same for Skype 7.40 and highers
    SAme problem with an old MAC OSX

    Do not understand why I should change my 3 PCs, enough to my needs, for this (and not only this) stupid program.

    Franco46 from Milano.
  9. 0 0 0
    Dejan Stojanovic (karma: +3),
    I get message
    There was a problem singing in to Skype as your version of Internet explorer ist curently out of date. Update Internet explorer and try again later. I have Windows XP sp3, Skype, and Internet explorer 8. I am thnkig that this version of Internet explorer is letest for windows xp
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Please read this article: JavaScript required to sign in to Skype.
  10. 0 0 0
    ivan (karma: 0),
    Cant send any files from 7.36 to newer version of skype . Got this error "Receiving files from other Skype clients is not supported on Skype"
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      I think you should try to enable AES-256 for Windows XP.
  11. 0 0 0
    Leo (karma: +3),
    Hi Administrator , i have encountered problem for windows xp Skype ver
    send attachment to Skype Ver8 people but cannot open it just shown the file name only.
    Pls help !!!
  12. 0 0 0
    Evgeni I. (karma: 0),
    Skype doesn't work for me... It says "Sorry, we couldn't connect you to Skype". I guess I have to buy a new PC since mine can't be upgraded.
    RIP Skype Classic...
  13. 0 0 0
    Manzar Abbas (karma: 0),
    Wow i am download skype for windows xp .
  14. 1 +1 0
    Lima Tango (karma: +1),
    Skype ( on Windows XP machines is officially DEAD, and will not. You will always receive a Skype message stating '... cannot connect ...'

    The official statement from Microsoft/Skype is: "Skype support for Windows XP and Vista users has ended. You will need to update your OS to Windows 7 or higher to continue using Skype on the same device."

    An alternative possibility to use Skype on WinXP is to use the IE browser & URL https:\\ using your Skype log-in details/password. Have not yet tested this on a WinXP machine, but the URL runs OK on a Win7 machine
  15. 5 +5 0
    alex (karma: +5),
    As an technical support guy, info from this site saved me from headache for years, now time for redemption:

    For those who still need to use winxp willingly or unwillingly, open chrome, install the chrome extention, switch user agent to edge and windows, and you will able to login web skype now.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Hi! Thank you for sharing. Another way is to change user agent via command line. Stay in touch. I plan to publish detailed instructions soon.
      1. 0 0 0
        Tomzo (karma: +1),
        That solution works like a charm! I'm using the agent switcher mentioned below - it allows you to change the agent only on particular domain, so I've entered and set it up to Chrome 73: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.56 Safari/537.36
  16. 0 0 0
    ALLPLANTERS (karma: +3),
    why i complete download skype for windows xp can't login?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      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.
  17. 0 0 0
    David Ensor (karma: +7),
    I have a problem with the new skype for web which I have thanks to yourselves. Had to look for something new as I still use windows XP (SP3) 32 bit and microsoft (god bless them) have decided that I should not be able to use skype 7 any more. I am signing on using my old skype ident and password. This new skype works perfectly well in audio only BUT for video whenever some one tries to call me on video and I press the video icon (top right of the new skype screen and without colour) they are cut off. The same happens when I call them. I have just been through your software requirements and I think I meet them all although I am unsure about the Windows Installer 4.5 although google says I MUST have it or I would not be able to load any applications. I am using the latest possible Chrome browser for Windows XP (which is the one you specify). What am I doing wrong please?

    [Updated ]
    In fact I discovered that my computer had only level 3 of the Windows Installer. I have since downloaded level 4.5. Could THAT have been the problem?

    [Updated ]
    Well nobody commented on my last note but things have changed a bit. I just was able to have a hour long conversation with my brother in New Zealand (I am in Spain) but could not get the video to work at all no matter what buttons I pressed, I could get a whole live screen of myself (!) and if I pressed another button a very small circle with my own picture (still) but no way could I see HIS live picture or he mine. Can SOMEONE please tell me what I am doing wrong. Everything else seems normal skype stuff.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1192),
      Hello David! Video calls on Windows XP are working only for web-to-web calls. That is, it won't work if your brother don't use Skype for Web.
      1. 0 0 0
        David Ensor (karma: +7),
        so yet another Microsoft trick eh! They really are apalling. I WISH I could do without them nowadays but just too difficult to contemplate a change.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator (karma: +1192),
          In fact, it does not officially support Windows XP, so this does not surprise me. As I already wrote, no one can guarantee neither proper work nor long-term support.
  18. 0 0 0
    tauqeer (karma: 0),
    Hi, My skype is not connecting can you tell how to connect.
  19. 0 0 0
    mohammad sarlak (karma: +2),
    want to connect to skype

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